Corey Seager says he'll be ready to play shortstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers next season.

Seager is recovering from two major operations -- Tommy John elbow reconstruction and arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn left hip labrum and shave a misshaped bone.

He doesn't believe the fact that he's had two significant injuries by age 24 is the result of playing a demanding defensive position usually manned by players smaller than him (6-4, 220-pounds).

"Nope, not at all. It really hasn't been a thought," Seager said. "I'm planning to stay at short. All [the injuries] would have happened in other positions. I don't think it made a huge difference."

Seager said his throwing program will begin early next month, providing six months before the 2019 season starts. He put off the hip surgery, which required a month on crutches, until his arm was strong enough to handle the crutches.