Shed Long Jr.
2B,LF - SEA - IL10
Shed Long Jr., who underwent shin surgery last September, is still being bothered by inflammation in his right leg. He has not progressed as well as the team had hoped.
Long Jr. hasn't appeared in a game this spring but had been participating in workouts. He'll now slow things down until his leg starts to respond better. The 25-year-old had a poor showing in 2020 when he posted a .171/.242/.291 batting line to go along with three home runs, nine RBI, and four stolen bases. He'll serve in a utility role this season for the M's.
Seattle Mariners second baseman Shed Long Jr. remains sidelined with a shin injury and won't make his Cactus League debut for a few more days.
Long underwent surgery last September, and was not quite 100 percent healthy when he arrived to Mariners camp this year. Long struggled last season, hitting just .171, but he figures to be a utility player for Seattle this year, while seeing a good amount of playing time at second base.
Shed Long underwent surgery to address a stress fracture in his right shin Tuesday.
Long will miss the rest of the 2020 season and is expected to be ready for the 2021 campaign. The recovery time for his injury is six-to-eight weeks. Long slashed .171/.242/.291 with three home runs, nine RBI, 10 runs scored and four stolen bases over 34 games.
Shed Long Jr., who is already out for the season, may need minor surgery to repair a stress fracture in his shin. The surgery would not affect his availability for opening day.
Long Jr. is not going to return this season and is not a recommended keeper in keeper leagues.
The Mariners placed Shed Long on the 10-day injured list with a right stress shin fracture, retroactive to September 10th.
Long will miss at least the next ten days due to a shin issue. He mainly served as infield depth for the Mariners in 2020, slashing .171/.242/.291 over 115 at-bats. Look for Dee Gordon to see additional playing time while Long is sidelined. Brady Lali was recalled in a corresponding move.