Seager (elbow/hip) resumed walking without the assistance of crutches earlier this month, Ken Gurnick of ESPN.com reports. While on the mend from the Tommy John surgery he required in early May, Seager elected to undergo another procedure in August to repair a torn left hip labrum and shave a misshaped bone. The elbow operation carries the longer recovery timetable of the two, but the shortstop is optimistic that he'll be fully recovered from both surgeries before spring training commences. He's on track to begin a throwing program at some point in early October, which will provide the first real test for the health of his right elbow.
Seager will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left hip Tuesday. Seager had already been ruled out for the remainder of the 2018 season, as he had successful Tommy John surgery back in May. Despite going under the knife for the second time in a little over three months, Seager is expected to resume baseball activities in January, and if that timetable holds, he will be fully ready for spring training.
Seager (elbow) had successful Tommy John surgery Friday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. Seager is expected to make a full recovery but won't get to prove it until next year, as he's already been ruled out for the season. Chris Taylor should receive the majority of starts at shortstop for the remainder of the season.
Seager (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery Friday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. After undergoing Tommy John surgery, Seager will begin a lengthy rehab process. Per Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times, the Dodgers are hoping that Seager will be in full health by Opening Day for the 2019 season. With Seager out for the rest of the year, Chris Taylor will move from center field to shortstop.
Seager was diagnosed with a sprained UCL on Monday. He will undergo Tommy John surgery and is expected to miss the remainder of the season. This is an absolutely brutal blow for the Dodgers and Seager, who was placed on the disabled list Monday as a result of the injury. He dealt with an elbow injury towards the end of last season but ultimately opted to forgo offseason surgery. The issue stuck with him at the start of spring training, but it was thought to be behind him heading into the season before the ailment ultimately proved bothersome enough to require the season-ending procedure. Seager was hitting .267/.348/.396 with two homers through 26 games before his season came to an end. Chris Taylor is starting at shortstop in his stead Monday and will likely stick there for the remainder of the season.