The Los Angeles Dodgers activated shortstop Corey Seager from the 10-day injured list on Wednesday, clearing the way for him to return from a month-long absence.
Seager strained his left hamstring on June 11 and went on the IL two days later, though the severity of the injury was initially feared to be worse. He is expected to be in the lineup Friday when the Dodgers open the second half of the season at the Boston Red Sox.
According to the Orange County Register, center fielder A.J. Pollock is also expected to return from the IL for Friday's game, having been out since April 28 due to right elbow surgery.
Before the hamstring strain, Seager was starting to find his groove. Following a slow start to the season -- in his return from hip and elbow surgeries that wiped out most of 2018 -- the 25-year-old was 15-for-30 with six doubles over his previous seven games. In 66 games this season, he's batting .278 with eight home runs and 38 RBIs.
The two-time All-Star and 2016 National League Rookie of the Year, Seager has played in just 92 games since the end of the 2017 World Series. He is a career .298 hitter with 62 home runs and 217 RBIs.
In a corresponding move, the Dodgers optioned rookie first baseman/outfielder Matt Beaty to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Beaty, 26, has batted .278 with two homers and 17 RBIs in 37 games with the Dodgers this season.