Kyle Seager will not be on the field for opening day.
The 31-year old Mariners third baseman will undergo surgery Tuesday on a tendon in his left hand. He is expected to be out through April and there is no definitive timetable for his return.
“It sucks, but we’ll deal with it and get through it,” Seager told reporters Monday, via MLB.com.
Seager will have surgery tomorrow, but says doesn’t know timeline of how long recovery will take. First time he’s gone on the DL in his career. “It sucks, but we’ll deal with it and get through it.” https://t.co/T1imwlg7Qp
Seager originally suffered the injury while diving for a ball during a Mariners’ spring training game last week.
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Seager slashed .221/.273/.400 in 155 games for Seattle last season. He also hit 22 home runs and tallied 78 RBIs.
The eight-year veteran has spent his entire career with the Mariners. He made the All-Star team and won a Gold Glove award in 2014.
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