The Yankees’ infielder was hitting only .148 this season.
New York Yankees infielder Dustin Ackley, a former Mariner, will have season-ending surgery this week for a torn labrum in his right shoulder, manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday.
Ackley, who is batting .148 with no homers and four RBI, was injured as he dove back into first base on a pickoff play during Sunday’s win at Tampa Bay.
Girardi said Ackley should be ready to return in time for spring training in 2017.
The Mariners selected Ackley with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2009 draft. He played for Seattle from 2011-2015.
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