One of the reasons that the Seattle Mariners had such a great year last year was Ty France. He finally had the chance to be an everyday player for the Mariners after being stuck in San Diego. He got settled in at first base, and looks to be a stalwart at the position for a while. He has supplanted Evan White and the job now firmly belongs to France. He proved that he could be a good defender and strong offensive force, but he had an injury that may have held him back.
Last year, France dealt with a forearm injury that came after he got hit by a pitch by Dustin May. He was hit by 27 pitches last year, and below is a video of all 27 of them. The one that hit him in his right forearm from flamethrower Dustin May would cost him to miss 10 days after trying to play through the injury. His numbers dipped a lot because of this for a while, but he ended up being just fine.
Ty France Injury History
May 24, 2021 – Seattle Mariners activated 3B Ty France from the 10-day injured list.
May 14, 2021 – Seattle Mariners placed 3B Ty France on the 10-day injured list. Left wrist inflammation.
Other than this one forearm/wrist injury in 2021, France has never missed time since being on the 40 man roster for the Mariners or the Padres. However, he did get hit in the head in March of 2019, but that was a Spring Training game and he did not miss any regular-season time because of it, and it did not hinder him in his career. He does not have any injury information that is available online about his time in the minors, but he has not had any serious injuries if any.
Overall, France is poised to be another key cog of the Mariners hopeful 2022 playoff push. The Mariners will need France to stay healthy all year, and as long as pitchers keep the ball over the plate and away from France, he should be just fine. He may see a dip in his OBP if he doesn’t get hit 27 times again(hopefully), but he can ideally hit some more home runs if his forearm/wrist is not an issue for him in 2022.