PHOENIX (AP) Dodgers star shortstop Corey Seager will undergo Tommy John surgery and will miss the remainder of the season.
The team announced Monday that Seager was going on the 10-day disabled list with a right ulnar collateral ligament sprain.
Seager, the NL Rookie of the Year in 2016, was hitting .267 with two home runs and 13 RBIs. Seager’s loss is a major blow to the Dodgers, who are off to a 12-15 start and trailed Arizona by seven games in the NL West heading into the opening game Monday of a four-game series against the Diamondbacks.
The Dodgers recalled Breyvic Valera from Triple-A Oklahoma City to fill Seager’s roster spot.