Seager gets day off to rest sore calf

Seager gets day off to rest sore calf

SAN DIEGO -- After fouling a ball off his calf during Saturday night's game at San Diego, Kyle Seager got a day off Sunday as manager Eric Wedge put Chone Figgins in the starting lineup for the first time since June 12.

Seager limped around momentarily as Wedge and the trainer looked at him during his at-bat in the seventh inning, but stayed in the game and finished up an 0-for-5 night with another plate appearance in the ninth. He was still sore Sunday and was not in the lineup, though he was available to pinch-hit, according to Wedge.

Seager has been excellent this year at third base, but he committed two uncharacteristic errors in Friday's series opener against the Padres and is 0-for-9 this weekend, dropping his batting average to .259.

But Wedge said he's happy with the way Seager has been swinging and that had nothing to do with him sitting out.

Franklin Gutierrez was also given the day off Sunday, as expected, in the day game after a night contest as Wedge continues to be cautious with his center fielder as he returns from the disabled list. Jesus Montero also sat out so John Jaso could get a game behind the plate.

"We're just trying to keep everybody as sharp as we can as we work through this Interleague Play," Wedge said. "Obviously we get the DH back tomorrow."