Dodgers’ Corey Seager goes on IL with strained hamstring

The NL West-leading Dodgers have placed shortstop Corey Seager on the injured list with a left hamstring strain.

The move made Thursday is the result of Seager getting hurt in the ninth inning of a loss to the Angels on Tuesday night. The Dodgers say an MRI exam revealed a strain less severe than initially believed.

The injury couldn’t have come at a worse time for Seager, who had a season-best, nine-game hitting streak during which he was batting .459 with seven doubles, one home run and nine RBIs.

Seager missed most of last season after having Tommy John and left hip surgeries.

L.A. activated infielder Matt Beaty from the 10-day IL (left hip flexor strain).

Phillies acquire utilyman: The Phillies acquired utilityman Brad Miller from the Yankees for cash. Miller hit .250 (9-for-36) with one homer and four RBIs for Cleveland this season and was batting .294 with 10 homers and 29 RBIs for Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre, the Yankees’ top affiliate.

Briefly: Among the players placed on the injured list were Yankees first baseman Kendrys Morales (calf strain), Rays infielder Christian Arroyo (forearm tendinitis) and Cubs reliever Carl Edwards (left thoracic strain). … The Blue Jays acquired right-hander Nick Kingham from the Pirates for cash considerations.

This post was originally posted at https://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/Dodgers-Corey-Seager-goes-on-IL-with-strained-13993632.php.

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