Kyle Seager to undergo surgery to repair the extensor tendon in his left hand

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Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today from Spring Training the following medical update on Mariners third baseman

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today from Spring Training the following medical update on Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager:

 

Seager is scheduled to undergo surgery today (Tuesday, March 12) to repair the extensor tendon in his left hand. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Donald Sheridan, an orthopedic surgeon and hand specialist, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

 

Seager will begin rehabilitation immediately and will not be available for the start of the regular season. When he is placed on the injured list, it will mark the first injured list stint of his career.

 

Seager injured the tendon diving for a ball during the game on March 8 vs. Chicago-NL.

 

Seager, 31, was hitting .318 (7×22) with 2 doubles and an RBI in 9 Spring Training games in 2019 with a .375 on-base percentage and a .409 slugging mark.

 

He hit .221 (129×583) with 36 doubles, 22 home runs and 78 RBI in 155 games with Seattle in 2018. He’s recorded 30+ doubles in 6 of his 7 full Major League seasons and has hit at least 20 home runs in each of his last 7 years. Overall, he’s hit .258 with 249 doubles, 12 triples, 175 home runs and 603 RBI in his big league career since debuting in 2011. Seager was the Mariners 3rd-round selection in the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

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Seager is scheduled to undergo surgery tomorrow (Tuesday, March 12) to repair the extensor tendon in his left hand. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Donald Sheridan, an orthopedic surgeon and hand specialist, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

 

Seager will begin rehabilitation immediately and will not be available for the start of the regular season. When he is placed on the injured list, it will mark the first injured list stint of his career.

 

Seager injured the tendon diving for a ball during the game on March 8 vs. Chicago-NL.

 

Seager, 31, was hitting .318 (7×22) with 2 doubles and an RBI in 9 Spring Training games in 2019 with a .375 on-base percentage and a .409 slugging mark.

 

He hit .221 (129×583) with 36 doubles, 22 home runs and 78 RBI in 155 games with Seattle in 2018. He’s recorded 30+ doubles in 6 of his 7 full Major League seasons and has hit at least 20 home runs in each of his last 7 years. Overall, he’s hit .258 with 249 doubles, 12 triples, 175 home runs and 603 RBI in his big league career since debuting in 2011. Seager was the Mariners 3rd-round selection in the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

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