Dodgers' Seager to undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery
Corey Seager will miss the remainder of the MLB season as the star Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop prepares to undergo Tommy John surgery.
The Dodgers announced the news on Monday, two-time All-Star and Silver Slugger Award winner Seager succumbing to a right ulnar collateral ligament sprain.
Seager was batting .267 with two home runs and 13 RBIs in 26 games this season before the injury.
The 24-year-old hit 48 home runs combined during the last two seasons, while batting over .300 during that time.
Today, the Dodgers recalled Breyvic Valera from Triple-A Oklahoma City and placed Corey Seager on the 10-day DL with a right UCL sprain. Seager will undergo Tommy John surgery and will miss the remainder of the season.-- Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 30, 2018
Los Angeles (12-15) are just fourth in the National League (NL) this season while dealing with a number of injuries.
With Seager out, and Justin Turner still not back in the line-up, the Dodgers are now without two of their top hitters from last season's World Series runner-up team.
Seager's absence leaves a huge hole in the Dodgers' line-up, but they may be able to procure Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado, who was briefly on the trading block with his contract ending after the season.