Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager will be sidelined at least a month with a broken bone in his right hand, manager Dave Roberts confirmed Sunday.
The team placed Seager on the 10-day injured list and recalled catcher Keibert Ruiz from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Seager, 27, was struck by a pitch in the fifth inning of Saturday’s 7-0 victory against the visiting Miami Marlins.
He was trying to check his swing when a 90-mph sinker from Marlins left-hander Ross Detwiler hit him in the side of the hand above his right pinky finger. He doubled over in pain near home plate, started to progress toward first base and then immediately left the game.
Seager, the 2020 World Series MVP, is batting .265 this season with four home runs and 22 RBIs.
A two-time All-Star and the 2016 National League Rookie of the Year, Seager is a career .293 hitter with 92 homers and 329 RBIs in 578 games with the Dodgers.
Ruiz, 22, made his major league debut in 2020 and is 1-for-6 with a solo homer in five games with Los Angeles this season. He batted .300 with four doubles in four games at Oklahoma City.
–Field Level Media