Whether or not he can be able to play opening day stays to be seen, nevertheless.
“Proper now, all the things is on line to have the ability to decide on whether or not I’ll be able to go or not [for opening day],” Seager mentioned on the staff’s FanFest (by way of the Los Angeles Occasions). “However, for essentially the most half, I really feel nice. Every little thing is on time now. And I haven’t had any setbacks but so … I’m optimistic about it.”
The 24-year-old Seager performed solely 26 video games final season earlier than present process Tommy John surgical procedure on his proper elbow. In August, he underwent arthroscopic surgical procedure on his left hip.
Whereas supervisor Dave Roberts mentioned final week he expects Seager to be prepared for the beginning of coaching camp, Andrew Friedman, the Dodgers’ president of baseball operations, appeared a bit extra cautious Saturday in speaking about Seager’s timeline.
“We’re optimistic and he’s carried out all the things he can thus far,” Friedman informed the Occasions. “However till he will get into video games and bounces again and performs the following day, it’s simply guesswork proper now. We really feel pretty much as good as we will on Jan. 26. And it’ll take till we get in to spring coaching, ramp him up, and the way he’s bouncing again. We anticipate him to be full-go on opening day, however we’re at all times ready if we have to ease him in.”
Seager mentioned he is been throwing three days every week and swinging a bat, with out ache.
“Beginning to lastly do all the things, shifting round,” Seager mentioned (by way of DodgerBlue.com). “The extra I transfer round, the higher I really feel. The stronger I get, the higher I really feel.”
“The one factor that I haven’t actually carried out is take floor balls and throw them throughout the infield. Nonetheless making an attempt to get by means of the final a part of my throwing program earlier than I try this, however aside from that, I’m hitting flips, doing all that stuff.
“I don’t actually know their plan on after we’re gonna begin enjoying, all that different stuff. There’s nonetheless a couple of issues that I’ve to complete. I haven’t had any setbacks but, so I’m trying ahead to it, staying optimistic about it.”