Infielder with the Texas Rangers On Tuesday, Corey Seager left the game with what seemed to be a hamstring injury against the Kansas City Royals. After Seager doubled, he yanked up and clutched his hamstring.
The Rangers have made Seager a significant part of their present and future by signing him to a 10-year, $325 million contract in 2021 summer. The shortstop had a respectable 2022 season, hitting 33 home runs and driving in 83 runs, but his batting average dropped to.245.Averaging around 300 for the next two seasons leading up to 2022.
The Rangers are likely to use a combination of Josh Smith and Ezequiel Duran at shortstop now that Seager could be out for a long. Adolis Garcia or Nathaniel Lowe might perhaps go up in the order to provide some much-needed punch at the top of the batting order.
Corey Seager appears to pull hammy
— Scott Henry (@OdorHaymaker) April 12, 2023
A serious injury to Corey Seager might put the Rangers out of contention even earlier than expected in 2023 when they weren’t projected to be among the best teams in the league, to begin with.
He has gotten off to a great start with the Rangers this season, batting.359 with one home run, four RBI, and an OPS of 1.007. He has a lifetime batting average of.287 and 138 home runs. He played for the Los Angeles Dodgers for the first seven years of his career, including their 2020 COVID World Series championship run.
In this game, Josh Smith filled in as catcher for Seager and ran the bases. The Rangers are up 3-2 in the seventh inning as of this writing. A single by Brad Miller in the second inning gave Texas a 1-0 lead, but a double by Bobby Witt Jr. in the third inning knotted the game for Kansas City.
In the third, the Rangers regained the lead on a double by Nate Lowe and then scored an insurance run on a sacrifice fly by Adolis Garcia to make the score 3-1.