The Dodgers announced on Monday that shortstop Corey Seager will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left hip tomorrow in New York City. Seager is expected to resume baseball activities in January.
Seager, 24, was already out for the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in early May. In 26 games this season before landing on the disabled list, Seager hit .267/.348/.396 with two home runs and 13 RBI across 115 plate appearances.
Chris Taylor has started the vast majority of games at shortstop in Seager’s absence. Manny Machado, acquired from the Orioles last month, has started six games at shortstop and 11 at third base since joining the Dodgers.
Astros starter Justin Verlander wasn’t his usual dominant self on Sunday against the Athletics, but he was good enough to get the win. In doing so, he earned the 200th win of his career, becoming the 117th member of the 200-win club.
Verlander went 5 1/3 innings, yielding four runs (all earned) on seven hits and a walk with six strikeouts. On the season, Verlander is now 12-8 with a 2.65 ERA and a 223/29 K/BB ratio in 169 2/3 innings. Sunday’s win helped the Astros stave off the surging A’s. The Astros now have a one-game lead in the AL West.
Only two active pitchers have more wins than Verlander: Bartolo Colon (247) and CC Sabathia (244). Zack Greinke will likely be the next member of the 200-win club as he currently has 184 to his name.