Dodgers rookie Seager leaves in 3rd with pain in left knee

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 12:33 p.m. EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Dodgers rookie shortstop Corey Seager left in the third inning of an 8-4 loss to the Angels Friday because of pain in his left knee.

''He just wasn't moving as well as he normally does, so we just wanted to get him out as soon as possible,'' manager Dave Roberts said.

Roberts had yet to talk to team physicians about the condition of Seager's knee. He said he was not concerned that the club's top prospect had suffered a serious injury.

''Not at this point,'' said Roberts, who said he was prompted to pull Seager from the game when he saw him grimace. ''But once I talk to the doctors, we'll know more.''


Roberts said that Seager would not play Saturday. The Dodgers have split-squad games against the Chicago Cubs in Glendale and the Seattle Mariners in Peoria.