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Dodgers' Seager homers, promoted to Triple-A

L.A.'s top prospect lifted during Thursday's Double-A Tulsa game, headed to Oklahoma City
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Dodgers No. 1 prospect Corey Seager played his final game at Double-A Tulsa on Thursday night, and he went out on a high note. The No. 7 overall prospect belted a 404-foot home run -- his fifth of the year -- before being lifted from the contest in the fourth inning, promoted to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Seager, the Dodgers' 2012 first-round Draft pick, has destroyed Double-A pitching this season. He has seven doubles and 15 RBIs to go along with a .375/.407/.675 slash line.

Dodgers No. 1 prospect Corey Seager played his final game at Double-A Tulsa on Thursday night, and he went out on a high note. The No. 7 overall prospect belted a 404-foot home run -- his fifth of the year -- before being lifted from the contest in the fourth inning, promoted to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Seager, the Dodgers' 2012 first-round Draft pick, has destroyed Double-A pitching this season. He has seven doubles and 15 RBIs to go along with a .375/.407/.675 slash line.

"I'm running out of words to describe this kid. He's phenomenal," Tulsa manager Razor Shines told MiLB.com last week. "Everything he does is different. I don't know how to explain what I'm seeing. It's like high school baseball, it's like he's a really good player dominating high school. He makes it look so easy.

"He's better than everybody else, it's just that simple. It's the way a young Willie Mays was better than everybody else or the way a young Hank Aaron was better than everybody else. I don't think you can explain it. I think he's this gifted. He is by far the best player I have ever managed."

Seager, a left-handed hitter, has fared especially well in his 21 at-bats against southpaws this season. He's hitting .476 with three home runs, and his OPS sits at 1.500.

A shortstop who had only played one game at third base prior to this season, Seager was playing his third game of the year at third on Thursday.

Alex M. Smith is a reporter for MLB.com.

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