Mariners Lose 2020 Gold Glove First Baseman To Hernia Surgery

It's been a rough stretch the past nine months for the Seattle Mariners' former No. 17 overall pick Evan White. After winning the Gold Glove at first base for the M's in 2020, White suffered a serious hip injury last July that required surgery. 

Now, still coming back from that injury, White will undergo surgery for a sports hernia, which should push back his 2022 debut to about midseason. 

Although he excelled on the defensive side of the ball during his big league debut, his offense is still a work in progress. In 279 at-bats in the majors, White has only managed a .165 average and a .544 OPS. 

White was such a highly-rated prospect that the Mariners signed him to a a six-year, $24M extension back in November 2019 before his major league debut. 

Ty France is the expected starter at 1B this season for the M's.

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