Mariners first baseman Evan White will undergo another procedure on his left hip, the team informed reporters (including Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times). The recovery estimate is three months.
White is already on the 60-day injured list. He suffered an adductor strain two games into his Triple-A season and was initially expected to miss two months. That won’t come to be, as White unfortunately is headed under the knife yet again. His 2021 campaign was cut short by the first surgery he underwent on his left hip. The former first round draftee then missed the bulk of last season due to a sports hernia surgery.
For a third consecutive year, White is now going to be sidelined by a notable procedure. The initial estimate suggests he could return sometime in August, though the organization would surely be cautious with his ramp-up based on his extensive injury history. Even in the best case scenario, he’s now set to miss the majority of the year.
White hasn’t played a big league game since 2021. A well-regarded prospect during his time climbing the minor league ranks, he stumbled to a .165/.235/.308 line in 306 MLB plate appearances between 2020-21. He’s spent the bulk of the past couple years on the injured list and has only gotten Triple-A reps when healthy enough to take the field.
The Mariners signed White to a $24MM extension before he made his big league debut. He’s making $3MM this season and due successive salaries of $7MM and $8MM over the next two years. The Mariners have a pair of club options thereafter but they’re certainly trending towards declining those given White’s various health issues.
Seattle also got unfortunate news on star reliever Andrés Muñoz. The hard-throwing righty has been out since April 8 with a deltoid strain. He’d been nearing a rehab assignment but suffered a minor setback. Divish tweets that he experienced some shoulder soreness during a recent bullpen session. The M’s sent Muñoz for an MRI, which revealed some inflammation. He received a platelet-rich plasma injection and isn’t expected to begin a minor league stint until the end of the month.
Muñoz was one of the game’s best relievers in 2022. He worked to a 2.49 ERA through 65 innings, striking out an incredible 38.7% of batters faced while keeping his walks to a solid 6% rate. That understandably earned him plenty of high-leverage looks as the season wore on, as he saved four games and held 22 more leads.
Bad all the way around.
And the bats stay dead as well.
I hope they come alive tonight.
Might need to get our hitters eyes checked. It’s annoying when the heart of the order strikes out in the bottom of the 9th on 84mph fastballs.
Time to cut the cord and take the “L”, Mariners. Let White be some other team’s reclamation project.
Scott Kingery has entered the chat….
Literally the only guy White could be traded for is Scott Kingery or a similar high paid/early big money guys who don’t work out (Jon Singleton).
Also, you don’t know how baseball works if you think “taking the L” and cutting White and paying him $24M right now is smarter than holding onto him for 3 years and hoping he can recover. Just untrue, and no ones trading for him unless its Kingery.
Why? He’s on the 60, so he isn’t taking roster space, and they would still have to pay him.
Makes zero sense to release him.
good vibes only
Exactly. Bad signing but no reason to cut him.
Why do that? White’s money is guaranteed.
All valid points. I guess I’m simply tired of constantly hearing bad news about “Calamity Evan”. lol
Hip Surgery isn’t as cool as it sounds.
Adducter doctor!! Gimme the news!!
Might as well face it, you’re adducted to love.
As a nurse I don’t know how he’ll ever be able to do anything other than DH again. His bat isn’t good enough though to hit as a dh. I would save my money if I were him.
He’s getting $24M for being an injured ballplayer, he doesn’t need to save that much of that. Put like $3M away and he’s aces for life.
If you get 5% on your investments, $3M will generate $150K per year. I’d keep and invest $20M and go for $1M per year.
$3M is not going to set him up for the rest of his life the way inflation is trending.
Just depends if he gets health coverage from MLB after he retires. If not and his femoral neck starts to lose density that’s an expensive hip replacement surgery. Depending on the price of his house that property tax can eat up that $24 million pretty fast.
I read your comment hearing Debbie Downer saying it. 🙂
As if equity appreciation doesn’t exist.
If you deduct taxes and agent fees he probably gets 12m out of those 24.
Still if he is somewhat smart, invests his money conservatively, doesn’t get trouble with the IRS and doesn’t spend senselessly he should be set for live.
Of course people with way bigger amounts of money have gone broke, for example boxers Evander holyfield and Mike Tyson made half a billion each and later went broke but if white is somewhat smart and humble he should be set for a good life.
Tents are not that expensive.
I have NEVER seen a minor league player land a $24M contract without playing in any MLB games. ♂️♂️
Luis Robert got $50M before ever playing in a game. Kingery got $24M. I’m not sure how much Eloy got, but he received his extension before his debut. I think it was more than $24M.
Is that left hip surgery cosmetic?
Do you think Evan White and Greg Bird are just friends? Or cousins?