Third baseman Kyle Seager hopes to return Tuesday to the Mariners’ lineup after missing four days because of a jammed right index finger. He suffered the injury in first inning of last Thursday’s spring opener on a slide at third base.
“I’m shooting for tomorrow,” Seager said. “Originally, it was a possibility for today. Then it was, `Well, you know, we might as well take it slow with it being so early.’ But as far as I know, I’m in there tomorrow.”
Seager planned to test his recovery Monday by going through a full workout.
“It’s nothing major,” he said. “It wouldn’t even be an issue during the season. It’s just because its early.”
Seager suffered the injury on a head-first slide while going from first to third on a single by Robinson Cano. The injury did not force Seager to depart the game.
“You see the slide?” he asked. “Oh, yeah…that’s what I get for sliding like that. It wasn’t exactly a textbook slide. But it’s fine. It’s nothing major…There wasn’t even a throw. That adds a little insult to injury.”