Corey Seager has mild knee strain; lefty Alex Wood scratched

PEORIA, Ariz. -- The Los Angeles Dodgers received a double dose of injury news Saturday.

An MRI on rookie shortstop Corey Seager's sore left knee revealed a mild strain, and he will miss one to two weeks, the team said. The Dodgers also scratched starting pitcher Alex Wood before a split-squad game against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday because of tightness in his left forearm.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he was relieved with Seager's MRI results.

"You don't want to paint a bad picture, but after getting the results, we're excited," Roberts said. "He'll have to lay low for a week or two. But I guess that's the best-case scenario."

Pain in the knee forced Seager to leave in the third inning of an 8-4 spring training loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Friday.

Seager told Roberts that he injured the knee while rounding first base after hitting a single in the first inning. Roberts pulled Seager after he hit a popup in his second at-bat.

"He felt some soreness. We checked it out," Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said. "He's still sore, but after checking it out, we're confident it's not something that's going to linger long-term. As soon as he's asymptomatic, we're going to ramp up activities."

If Seager is sidelined for two weeks, he'll have only about a week to get ready for Opening Day, which is April 4 at San Diego.

"That's pushing it," Roberts said. "It's not ideal. You can get your at-bats on the minor league side, but obviously, you've got to get your body back into playing shape.''

Roberts said he is "still gathering information" on Seager's condition and declined to comment on the possibility that Seager begins the season on the 15-day disabled list.

Wood, who is contending for the fifth spot in the Dodgers rotation, was set to make his second spring start before being scratched Saturday. Carlos Frias took his place.

On Monday against Cleveland, Wood gave up five runs on four hits with two strikeouts. He went 5-6 with a 4.55 ERA as a starter for the Dodgers last season, after they acquired him from Atlanta on July 30.

The Dodgers have already lost starter Brett Anderson for three to five months. He had back surgery on March 3.

Starters Hyun-jin Ryu and Brandon McCarthy are working their way back from surgery. Neither is expected to be ready for the start of the season. Ryu had shoulder surgery last year, and McCarthy had Tommy John surgery.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.