GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Spring training exists to work out the kinks, and the Los Angeles Dodgers found themselves tied in knots Monday.
The Dodgers committed four errors Monday, all in the first six innings during an 8-5 defeat to the Cleveland Indians, losing a spring game for the first time in five tries.
Corey Seager had a particularly rough day, committing two errors in the first inning alone. The rookie shortstop made back-to-back miscues, the first on a throw and another when he booted a routine ground ball.
"The more games he plays, the better he's going to get, the more things will continue to slow down," manager Dave Roberts said. "… We're not concerned about Corey, he's a good worker."
Seager doubled later in the game, his second hit in seven spring at-bats. He has played in three Cactus League games so far.
Right fielder Trayce Thompson and backup shortstop Brandon Hicks also made errors.
The Dodgers already have 10 errors over five spring training games, trailing only the Tampa Bay Rays, who have committed 12 errors over six games.