Injury Update On Mariners First Baseman; Former Top Prospect

Promising news.

Seattle Mariners president of baseball operations Jerry Dipoto said that first baseman Evan White is as "healthy as he's ever been" heading into spring training.

For a player as injury plagued as White has been, this is certainly good news.

White was limited to just 107 plate appearances at Triple-A Tacoma last season due to his extended recovery from sports hernia surgery while also finishing the season on the 7-day injured list due to hip discomfort.

However, the twenty-six-year-old will now head into spring training with no restrictions.

After being drafted in the first-round of the 2017 MLB Draft by the Seattle Mariners, White was one of the top prospects in all of baseball. However, due to poor health and disappointing production at the major-league level, he's lost his everyday first baseman role which the Mariners were hoping he would one day take over.

In just 84 games at the major-league level, White holds an underwhelming .165/.235/.308 triple-slash line, with 10 home runs, 35 RBIs and 27 runs scored.

He'll now get the chance to compete for a spot on the Opening Day roster, but he'll more than likely begin the season at Triple-A Tacoma.

White will have to show some extended success at the minor-league level for the Mariners to take another chance on him and, at just twenty-six years old, there's still plenty of time for him to do that.
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