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Seager, Jansen pass first tests in game action

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Shortstop Corey Seager made two throws and closer Kenley Jansen 13, with the key Dodgers coming out of a Monday "B" game test saying they are healthy.

Starting the game for the Dodgers was reliever Josh Fields, who has been nursing minor ailments and hasn't pitched in a Cactus League game. He threw a 15-pitch scoreless inning.

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Shortstop Corey Seager made two throws and closer Kenley Jansen 13, with the key Dodgers coming out of a Monday "B" game test saying they are healthy.

Starting the game for the Dodgers was reliever Josh Fields, who has been nursing minor ailments and hasn't pitched in a Cactus League game. He threw a 15-pitch scoreless inning.

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Seager, playing defense in a game for the first time this spring, made two accurate throws to first base on grounders and said his right elbow, which has bothered him since August, held up fine.

Jansen pitched a 1-2-3 inning against the White Sox with two strikeouts, three days after being scratched from his first scheduled Cactus League appearance with a tight left hamstring. Jansen said he threw nine sliders, and he plans to make his first Cactus League game appearance on Thursday.

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"It was good," Seager said. "I wasn't really worried about that. Just worried about getting in some games and in the flow of things."

Seager said his first game action was delayed because of the three days he dealt with the Norovirus. He added that he trusts the elbow -- which he chose to rehab instead of having surgically repaired -- will hold up.

"When you first start throwing, you never know if it will … whatever," he said. "Once you threw once and realized there wasn't really much, then you start extending and nothing still, then you don't really worry about it much. No setbacks from the program."

Asked if he was confident of getting through the season without additional issues, Seager said: "Yeah. Right now, there's nothing telling me otherwise, so I don't really want to start thinking about if and when and whatever. Right now, pretty confident."

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Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has said he plans to give Seager more days off in an attempt to manage the arm. Is Seager on board with that?

"No. No. No," he said.

Seager is expected to play seven innings on Wednesday, but wasn't sure if it would be in a Minor League or Major League game.

Jansen said he felt no lingering effects in the hamstring that "grabbed" him during pregame warmups.

"I felt great, really good today," said Jansen. "I didn't want to force it the other day after my last sprint. I just wanted to make sure I'm right. I didn't think about it. I just worked on my pitches."

Jansen, who was already on a reduced workload this camp after a grueling 2017 season, said he continued his spring project of working on throwing his slider for strikes.

"So far, so good," he said.

Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers for MLB.com since 2001. Listen to his podcast.

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