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Seager progressing, could return for World Series

Dodgers increasingly optimistic on shortstop's status
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CHICAGO -- Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager reported significant progress in his rehab from a sprained lower back on Wednesday, and manager Dave Roberts said he's increasingly optimistic that Seager would be available for the World Series, should the team advance.

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CHICAGO -- Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager reported significant progress in his rehab from a sprained lower back on Wednesday, and manager Dave Roberts said he's increasingly optimistic that Seager would be available for the World Series, should the team advance.

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"He played catch, did a couple more plyometric stuff, did some medicine-ball stuff, ran a little bit straight line and tomorrow, he's going to take some balls off the tee," Roberts said. "Obviously, nothing's 100 percent, but in texting with him each day, he's continued to be encouraged, and just watching with my eyes [on video], the way his body's moving, I think it's progressing in the right direction."

Seager was injured sliding into second base in the Game 3 clincher of the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile at Arizona. He had an epidural injection for the pain and was completely sidelined for a week. Los Angeles did not include Seager on its roster for the NL Championship Series presented by Camping World.

The World Series presented by YouTube TV is scheduled to start Tuesday.

Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2001.

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