Dodgers’ Corey Seager is encouraged after first appearance at shortstop since April

The Dodgers’ outfield logjam hasn’t cleared completely, but the 22-year-old Verdugo will have a role in the majors this season, though a more limited one than typical for a prospect who can play all three outfield positions, boasts an elite arm and can hit both righties and lefties. On Thursday, Roberts confirmed Verdugo, barring an unforeseen development, will begin the season on the Dodgers’ opening -day roster. A.J. Pollock, Cody Bellinger and Joc Pederson are the club’s other projected outfielders — with utilitymen Enrique Hernandez and Chris Taylor also in the mix.

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