Corey Seager, Rangers Agree On Long-Term Megadeal
By Jason Hall
November 29, 2021
The Texas Rangers have reportedly landed one of the top prized free agents on the offseason market.
The 27-year-old has batted .295/.364/.504 with 100 home runs in 609 total games since 2016, emerging as one of baseball's top offensive shortstops, despite missing considerable time due to injuries.
The two-time All-Star (2016, 2017) underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery in May 2018, which was later followed by arthroscopic hip surgery three months later and a disappointing 2019 season, which saw his OPS drop to .817, despite hitting 44 doubles.
Seager bounced back during the COVID-19-shortened 2020 MLB season, batting .307/.358/.585 with 15 home runs in 52 regular season games, while contributing to the Los Angeles Dodgers' first World Series championship in 32 years as the series MVP.
Seager experienced a slow start during the 2021 season before fracturing his right hand on May 15 and missing nearly 11 weeks, however, saw a turnaround after returning to action in July, which included hitting for a 1.019 OPS with 28 extra-base hits during his final 56 games.