By: Marcos Sandoval
After having hand surgery, third baseman Kyle Seager will have to miss 2 and a half months of baseball. The 31 Year Old injured a tendon in his hand on a diving play during a spring training game last week.
The original time table would've been around 8 weeks but GM Dipoto extended it to 10-12 weeks. Seager can’t pick up a bat until 2 months have passed, so the Mariners can’t expect him to be able to hit major league pitching into weeks, that is why there is the extra rehab time.
The 2014 Gold Glove winner will be missed in defense and offense. The Mariners slugger is looking to bounce back from last season’s shaky second half. For now Ryan Healy has been moved to third and other Mariners prospects expect to receive playing time.