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Dodgers suffer blow as Seager ruled out for season

Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing elbow surgery. AFP
Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing elbow surgery. AFP

Dodgers suffer blow as Seager ruled out for season

Los Angeles Dodgers star Corey Seager will miss the remainder of the 2018 season after undergoing surgery on an injured elbow, the club said on Monday.

The 24-year-old shortstop is to face Tommy John surgery after suffering ligament damage to his right elbow.

Seager, the 2016 rookie of the year and a two-time All-Star, has batted .267 with two home runs and 13 RBI in 26 games this season.

He struck a two-run home run in the Dodgers’ victory over National League West rivals San Francisco on Saturday.

A key member of the Dodgers batting line-up, Seager’s injury comes as last season’s World Series runners-up have made a stuttering start to the season.

With key third baseman Justin Turner also injured, the Dodgers have stumbled to a 12-15 record, leaving them fourth in the division standings, seven games adrift of the leading Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Dodgers have recalled Breyvic Valera from Triple-A Oklahoma City following confirmation of Seager’s season KO.

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