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Dodgers SS Seager to have Tommy John surgery

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Los Angeles Dodgers suffered a huge blow on Monday, as they lost starting shortstop Corey Seager for the season. Seager is expected to have Tommy John surgery on Friday.

This operation typically means that he’ll be sidelined for at least one year, possibly longer. He will have the surgery on Friday to fix his right ulnar collateral ligament.

Corey Seager is seen here walking off the field after an at-bat (Getty Images)

Corey Seager is seen here walking off the field after an at-bat (Getty Images)

Seager has been dealing with an elbow injury since last season. But he recently tore his UCL.

The Dodgers have been hampered by injuries this season. They are already without their starting third baseman Justin Turner, along with several other injured players.

According to MLB.com, the Dodgers depth chart has outfielders Chris Taylor and Enrique Hernández are listed as Seager’s backup. Taylor is expected to be Seager’s replacement for the time being.

Once Logan Forsythe returns from his injury, he could be the permanent shortstop for the rest of the season.

The 24-year-old Seager has played in 26 games this season. He had .267 batting average with two home runs and 13 RBIs, along with 27 hits in 101 at-bats.

Seager made the All-Star game and won the Silver Slugger Award the past two seasons. He’s in his fourth season with the Dodgers and was the 2016 Rookie of the Year.

In his career, he has had .302 batting average with 54 home runs and 179 RBIs through 355 games.

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