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.
Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado entered Monday night’s game against the Nationals sitting on 997 hits for his career spanning seven seasons. Arenado hit an RBI double in the first inning, grounded out in the third, doubled again to lead off the fifth, then hit a solo homer to lead off the seventh, breaking a 5-5 tie. The homer, off of Wander Suero, represented the 1,000th career hit for Arenado.
Arenado now has four homers on the season along with 14 RBI, 15 runs scored, and a .281/.337/.483 batting line. He has recovered nicely after a slow start to the season — he had a .610 OPS following an 0-for-4 game against the Giants on April 13.