Rangers' nightmare continues with yet another injury to one of their biggest stars

The leader of Texas' offense went down in a heap after a hit by pitch on Saturday.
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At this point, it is starting to feel like the Texas Rangers made a deal with the devil to win the World Series last year. Sure, hoisting the trophy was great and expectations were high for 2024, but this season has been marked by significant regression and, more importantly, so many injuries that this Texas roster already looks like a shadow of its former self.

Case in point is Corey Seager. Seager was one of the best hitters in all of baseball last year and might have made the AL MVP race even more interesting if he hadn't missed significant time to start the season. However, his 2024 did not get off to a banner start as he was recovering from hernia surgery. Then, Seager missed several games in early June with hamstring tightness, but he was back to mashing baseballs quickly enough.

On Saturday, the bad news continued, as an errant pitch up and in from the Orioles' Cade Povich in the fifth inning caught Seager on his wrist and he was immediately pulled from the game.

Rangers News: Corey Seager hit in wrist by pitch, immediately pulled from game against Orioles

This obviously did not look good. Taking 91 mph off the wrist has to hurt regardless of the injury, but the severity of Seager's reaction where he (likely) said some not-so-nice words, followed by the All-Star leaving immediately with a trainer was not an ideal course of events. No lobbying to stay in, no testing his hand/wrist out first. Straight to clubhouse he went. As of the sixth inning, there was no word on the exact nature of Seager's injury, but we will keep you updated as information becomes available.

This development was particularly unfortunate, as Seager looked good to start the game. He got the Rangers on the board early with a solo homer, and the hope was that he could end June strong after struggling for much of the month with a .650 OPS.

This is pretty much the last thing the Rangers needed at the moment. They are already having to work around injuries and rehab setbacks to multiple key players, as well as slumps from guys like Nathaniel Lowe and Adolis Garcia. Losing Seager not only could end any hope of a strong finish to the first half of the season, but could be the straw that break's the camel's back and might actually push Texas towards being sellers at the trade deadline.

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