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Seager sits for second straight workout day

Shortstop 'day to day' after receiving treatment for back on Friday
October 13, 2017

LOS ANGELES -- For the second straight day, the Dodgers held Corey Seager, their All-Star shortstop and No. 2 hitter, out of workouts because of a back injury.• NLCS Game 1: Tonight, 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on TBSSeager's injury is considered to be a "muscular issue," and he is

LOS ANGELES -- For the second straight day, the Dodgers held Corey Seager, their All-Star shortstop and No. 2 hitter, out of workouts because of a back injury.
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Seager's injury is considered to be a "muscular issue," and he is "day to day" after receiving treatment on Friday, manager Dave Roberts said. With Seager out, Chris Taylor, Enrique Hernandez and Charlie Culberson took reps at shortstop.
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"With the back injury, that kind of locked him up a little bit," Roberts said. "But right now, he's getting treatment. [He] has gotten treatment the last couple days, and every day keeps getting considerably better."
The 23-year-old is still dealing with an elbow injury that bothered him in the second half of the season and held him out of the starting lineup for five games. Despite these nagging injuries, the Dodgers are confident he'll be able to suit up for Game 1 of the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World, which starts tonight at Dodger Stadium.
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Seager went 2-for-4 in Game 1 of the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile, but he finished the series 1-for-7 with three strikeouts. Roberts said Seager's back has been "barking" since Game 3.
"We're going to have him lay low," Roberts said. "A lot of what we've done even this season, just keep him off the field, helps the elbow and now with the back, so keep him laying low. But we're optimistic he'll be fine."

Joshua Thornton is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles.