Dodgers' Roberts says Seager will be ready for Opening Day
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Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Sunday that Corey Seager will be ready for Opening Day.

"I just think in talking to the training staff and talking to Corey himself and just where he's at, the progression - we've been conservative, understandably, and I just don't see any reason why he won't be ready for Opening Day," Roberts said, according to Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.

The star shortstop hasn't played this spring while recovering from Tommy John and left hip surgeries. The 24-year-old underwent the elbow procedure last May and then had work done on his hip in August. His absence ultimately led the team to acquire Manny Machado in July.

Roberts added that Seager is scheduled to take at-bats in a minor-league game later on Sunday and then play seven innings at short on Monday, according to Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times

Roberts also told Scott Miller of Bleacher Report that Seager will play in all three exhibition games scheduled against the Los Angeles Angels from March 24-26. The Dodgers' regular season will then begin on March 28 against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Seager, a two-time All-Star, only played in 26 games in 2018 as a result of the injuries. However, in 355 career games with the Dodgers, he's slashed .302/.372/.494 with 54 home runs and 86 doubles.

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