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BREAKING: Dodgers Leave Shortstop Corey Seager Off NLCS Roster

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Wow. We knew that Corey Seager was dealing with a back issue, but the Dodgers were still optimistic he would be able to play tonight.


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Not only will the stud shortstop not play tonight, he might miss the whole series, as the Dodgers have announced their NLCS roster … without Seager on it.

The 23-year-old lefty hitter went .295/.375/.479 this season, and was worth 5.7 WAR with a plus glove at shortstop. To say losing him is a big blow to the Dodgers is an understatement.

All that said, don’t put it past the Dodgers to pull something with the disabled list, as they’ve done all season:


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We’ll have to keep our eyes open on that one, because it’s possible Seager will miss only some of the NLCS if the Dodgers suffer an unfortunately-timed injury in the interim elsewhere on the roster. It would have to be a bona fide injury, though, and that player would miss some World Series time.

Meanwhile, Jose Quintana will start for the Cubs tonight, and here’s their NLCS roster.


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Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.