Some Dodger fans were worried about Corey Seager’s elbow after last season when he missed the NLCS. Many felt that he needed surgery… but there was no surgery. Some fans even blamed FAZ for not forcing him to have surgery (yeah, that would work out well). However, yesterday Corey Seager saw his first action in the field and (according to him) made two throws without any issues.
But, the truth finally does come out. Ken Gurnick of Dodgers.com wrote this:
He [Seager] added that he trusts the elbow — which he chose to rehab instead of having surgically repaired — will hold up.
Now, if one has a modicum of intellect, it is easy to discern that at least one doctor advised Corey to have surgery, but he opted to do otherwise. Not the Dodgers – Corey decided that! Maybe the Dodgers should have been able to overrule Corey and demand that he have surgery instead of opting for rehabilitation… after all, it’s their life, not his! I AM BEING SARCASTIC!
So, we really don’t know what was wrong with Corey’s elbow, but he do know that someone evidently advised surgery and Corey decided against it. Was that the right decision? I guess we will find out soon enough. Hopefully, he knows his body better than the doctor who advised it.
However, the Dodgers are more prepared than most teams should their All-Star Shortstop go down with an injury. The options are endless. Kike Hernandez can play SS and so can Chris Taylor (Toles goes to CF). Donovan Solano is another long-shot option but he has hit well this spring. With the addition of Matt Kemps’ bat the damage will be lessened if Corey goes down. You always have to have contingencies.
That said, let’s hope it doesn’t happen. I’m sure Corey doesn’t want to miss time either. We don’t know the extent of the injury, whether it was just irritation or a possible TJ. All we can do is speculate and call them morons if Seager goes down!
- According to Ken Gurnick of mlb.com, the Dodgers took all the pressure off Walker Buehler by optioning top pitching prospect Walker Buehler to the Minor Leagues. They also optioned Edward Paredes and Rob Segedin and reassigned infielder Max Muncy, catcher Will Smith and pitcher Manny Banuelos to Minor League camp and released reliever Mark Lowe.
- I am sure Walker will start a game for the Dodgers this week. This is just procedural as they have about 10 or 11 more cuts to make.
- I think maybe Walker Buehler should change his first name to something that is more appropriate for a pitcher, such as “Striker.” Yeah, that’s the ticket!
- The D-Bags are worried about Greinke… and so is Zack! Boy, those $206 million dollar contracts don’t buy what they used to.
- Joey Vottto won’t agree with this: