The Dodgers team icons are among those found in the free agent flow

Corey Seager scores for a two-time homer for the Dodgers in Game 3 of the NLCS against Atlanta on October 19.

(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

Seager is leading a deep free agent class of short stops this winter. At 27, he’s a bit older than Carlos Correa and younger than the other marquee options on the position (Javier Báez, Trevor Story, and Marcus Semien). He has a Rookie of the Year Award, two All-Star Game selections, two Silver Sluggers, a National League Championship Series MVP, and a World Series MVP on his resume. He’s getting paid.

Seager’s value comes from his racket. When he’s healthy he’s one of the most dangerous thugs in the majors. But injuries plagued him. A broken hand followed by a hamstring injury during his rehab limited him to 95 games that season. A strained left hamstring put him on the injured list for almost a month in 2019. He only played 26 games in 2018 before undergoing surgery from Tommy John.

Then there is his future in defense. The consensus is that Seager won’t be a shortstop for long. This season his reach and backhand field balls suffered. A move to the third base seems imminent. That won’t stop his agent Scott Boras from hacking for a $ 300 million deal.

The Dodgers offered Seager a contract extension earlier this year, according to those familiar with the situation. They would welcome a return. If he signs again, the Dodgers could move him to third base or keep him on the shortstop and deal with Trea Turner. The Dodgers acquired Turner along with Scherzer to play second base in 2021 and move to shortstop in 2022 if Seager left. Keeping Seager would open up options.

Another potential factor in his market: his older brother Kyle, a third baseman, will be a free agent with the Seattle Mariners after 11 seasons.

Potential Applicants: Dodgers, Yankees, Rangers, Cardinals, Nationals, Braves.

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