Corey Seager is now in his second season with the Texas Rangers.
The veteran shortstop joined the team prior to the 2022 season after several years with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Seager’s first year in Texas didn’t go as planned, as the team finished 68-94 and missed the postseason.
However, things appear to be clicking in 2023 as the Rangers lead the AL West and have the third-best record in all of baseball.
Seager is having a strong season in his own right, as he owns a .347 batting average with nine home runs, a .626 slugging percentage, and an OPS of 1.037.
Recently, Seager spoke with Ken Rosenthal about what it’s been like to play for the Rangers, especially now that Bruce Bochy is at the helm.
Rangers star player Corey Seager talks with @Ken_Rosenthal about the moves the front office made this past offseason, what it's like playing for manager Bruce Bochy, and what motivates him at this stage of his career. pic.twitter.com/PrH6usfOS5
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Seager says he is much more comfortable with the Rangers this year than he was in 2022, saying that he understands the ins and outs of the organization and that having that under his belt made a huge difference for him.
The veteran shortstop also discussed the team’s offseason and said that his expectations and excitement were raised after the Rangers added Nathan Eovaldi, Will Smith, Andrew Heaney, and Jacob deGrom.
Seager says he enjoys playing for manager Bruce Bochy and that over the past several months, he and his new skipper have talked a lot about their battles in the past.
The shortstop was with the Dodgers while Bochy was still managing the San Francisco Giants.
Seager referred to Bochy as a “true professional” and praised him for his winning pedigree.NEXT: The Rangers Are Calling Up A Top Pitching Prospect