Rangers star Corey Seager hit by pitch, leaves game because of shin contusion

Texas Rangers' Corey Seager flies out during the third inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Wednesday, April 24, 2024, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Gareth Patterson)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas shortstop Corey Seager left the Rangers’ game against the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night following the seventh inning because of a left shin contusion after being hit by a pitch in the inning.

The 2023 World Series MVP was struck on the back leg by an 0-2 pitch from reliever Austin Voth that bounced in the dirt in front of the plate. Seager was attended to by the medical staff after taking first base and remained in the game for the rest of the inning.

Rangers manager Bruce Bochy said after Texas' 5-1 victory that he won't know Seager's status for Thursday afternoon's game until checking on him in the morning.

“It swelled up pretty good on the left shin,” Bochy said. “It swelled up really fast, too.”

Seager missed most of spring training after having sports hernia surgery Jan. 30.