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Dodgers call up Corey Seager in wake of Justin Turner injury

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The Los Angeles Dodgers will call up top prospect Corey Seager for the upcoming series against the San Diego Padres, according to CBSSports.com

With incumbent third baseman Justin Turner potentially sidelined with a finger injury, the move comes at a time when Seager could be counted upon to contribute often at the hot corner. The Dodgers have won three games straight heading into the game on Thursday, and are 6.5 games ahead of the second-place San Francisco Giants for the National League West crown. 

The 21-year-old 2012 first-round pick hit .276 with a .331 on-base percentage, .450 slugging percentage and a .781 OPS at Triple-A Oklahoma City. He added 13 home runs, 29 doubles and 59 RBIs. 

The younger brother of Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager has six extra base hits in his last 10 games. He’s peaking at the right time to join the big club. According to ESPN.com (subscription required), the younger Seager is ranked fifth on the MLB prospects list behind Kris Bryant, Byron Buxton, Carlos Correa and Addison Russell

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Michael C. Jones is the managing editor and founder of Sports Out West and a Southern California-based sports journalist. His credits include Yahoo Sports and Bleacher Report, among others.
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