Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager discusses his upcoming hand surgery
Kyle Seager finally got to play for the Tacoma Rainiers, but it was Braden Bishop who starred.
On Tuesday, Seager got into his first game — playing designated hitter and batting second — as part of his rehab from hand surgery that has sidelined him the entire 2019 season. The Seattle Mariners third baseman went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored for the Rainiers in Tacoma’s 9-7 victory over the Aviators in Las Vegas.
Bishop, in his second game back in Triple-A after an eight-game stint with the Mariners, homered twice to help the Rainiers rally to the victory. Las Vegas led, 6-0, after the first inning but Tacoma chipped away at the lead. Ryan Court’s two-out, two-run double in the top of the ninth provided the winning margin.
Seager is eligible to come off the 60-day injured list on May 25. He had surgery on March 12 to repair a tendon in his left hand that he injured diving for a ball in a spring training game.
The Rainiers are off on Wednesday and will start a four-game series at the Reno Aces starting on Thursday. First pitch is 6:35 p.m.