1B - SEA - IL60
Evan White underwent hip surgery in New York on Monday.
Per Justin Hollander of the Mariners organization, "The surgery released the tendon that was impinging his joint and also cleaned up significant scar tissue in and around the hip area." The former top prospect will be sidelined indefinitely.
Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto confirmed Evan White suffered a grade 2 groin strain and is out two months.
White can't seem to catch a break when it comes to injuries. There was some who thought he could have made the Mariners team out of spring training, but he was instead sent down to Triple-A. He will have to battle back from another long absence.
Seattle Mariners first baseman Evan White is healthy following sports hernia surgery.
It's been a tough go for White who underwent hip flexor surgery in 2021 before his 2022 campaign was cut short due to a hernia injury that required surgery. The 26-year-old has struggled mightily with the bat at the big-league level, hitting just .165 with 10 home runs and a .543 OPS across 84 games and 306 trips to the plate. Perhaps known most for signing a six-year, $24 million contract before even playing a single MLB game, he'll need to outduel Ty France for playing time at first base in 2023.
The Mariners announced they moved first baseman Evan White to the 60-day injured list. He is eligible to come off the IL on July 13.
This news comes after White left a rehab game last Thursday. White isn't relevant outside of AL-only leagues. This locks in playing time for Jake Bauers who is hitting well for the Mariners with a .326 batting average, one home run, and one steal in 45 plate appearances. Bauers jumps back onto the waiver wire radar in 15-team leagues.
Evan White left Monday's rehab game with a setback in his recovery. It sounds like it's a minor setback after dealing with a hip flexor strain.
Hopefully, this won't delay White's return too much in 2021. He struggled mightily with a .144 batting average, two home runs, eight runs, and nine RBI in 104 plate appearances. Even when White returns, Jake Bauers has hit well since coming to the Mariners with a .333 batting average in 29 plate appearances, so that will impact White's playing time a bit.