Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star shortstop Corey Seager was diagnosed with a right UCL sprain on Monday and will undergo Tommy John surgery. The former Unanimous NL Rookie of the Year Award winner will miss the remainder of the 2018 season.
Corey Seager has batted .267 with two home runs and 13 RBI in 26 games played this season. In Seager’s 2-year career, he has had a solid .302 batting average with 54 home runs, 179 RBI, 412 hits, and 13.8 WAR. Seager is also a 2-time Silver Slugger Award recipient, a 2-time All-Star, and unanimously won the National League Rookie of the Year Award in 2016. Last season, Seager was 17th in MVP voting after finishing 3rd the year before.
Los Angeles has recalled Breyvic Valera from Triple-A Oklahoma City to fill in for Seager this year.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have gotten off to a meager start to the 2018 season with a 12-15 record at the time of writing. The Dodgers are currently 4th in the National League West Division while the Arizona Diamondbacks lead the pack. Seager’s loss will hurt the Dodgers big time as they push for their 6th consecutive NL West Division title.
Corey Seager has played a big part in the recent success of the Los Angeles Dodgers along with other young stars such as Cody Bellinger. Seager’s absence is a huge hit to the Los Angeles Dodgers and the team will need to step up more than ever if they want to win the Division by the end of the 2018 season.
Hopefully, for all of baseball’s sake, Corey Seager will return to the Dodgers in 2019 and be better than ever.