BY SPNW Staff 11:47AM 02/15/2018

Mariners already have their first casualty

The Mariners Thursday announced that 1B Ryon Healy has undergone successful surgery to remove a bone spur in his right hand. Healy, who had the procedure (officially a right hand metacarpal boss excision) performed Wednesday in Philadelphia, will begin rehab immediately and is expected to miss four to six weeks, meaning he will miss most of spring training in Peoria.

Seattle acquired Healy, expected to be a full-timer at first, from the Oakland Athletics Nov. 15 in exchange for RHP Emilio Pagan and INF Alexander Campos.

The 26-year-old Healy hit .271 with 29 doubles, 25 home runs and 78 RBIs in 149 games with Oakland last season. He made his MLB debut with the Athletics in 2016, appearing in 72 games and posting a .305 average with 20 doubles and 13 home runs while slugging .524.

Oakland selected Healy in the third round of the 2013 draft out of the University of Oregon.

The Mariners’ 40-man roster includes two other first basemen, Dan Vogelbach and Mike Ford, both 25, who spent 2017 in the minors.


  • Husky73

    ……of course.

  • jafabian

    Is John Olerud available?

  • coug73

    Should have never traded Tino.

  • Effzee

    Shocking. I am shocked by this. This is my shocked face. ಠ_ಠ

  • mtblaze

    You might consider calling this the Mariner’s first injury. Casualty means…

    cas·u·al·ty –
    a person killed or injured in a war or accident.
    a person or thing badly affected by an event or situation.
    (chiefly in insurance) an accident, mishap, or disaster.

    I realize that many sports reporters in Seattle have the “perennial losers” and “here we go again” meme in mind when they write their columns but face it, Healy’s injury is relatively minor and certainly doesn’t reach casualty status.

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