Information that Rays ace Shane McClanahan would require Tommy John surgical procedure already strongly implied that he’ll miss not simply the rest of the 2023 season however maybe your complete 2024 marketing campaign as effectively — and McClanahan has successfully confirmed as a lot to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Instances. Topkin writes that the 26-year-old McClanahan expects to be sidelined till 2025 after famend surgeons Dr. Neal ElAttrache and Keith Meister each made the identical suggestion. Meister, who carried out the process, additionally “cleaned up” some bone chips in McClanahan’s elbow, the pitcher added.
“I used to be actually annoyed after I came upon, however I can’t management that,” McClanahan tells Topkin. “…I need to management how onerous I work, the standard of teammate I’m and the consistency on the sphere. And in the end, the following 12 months, 12 months and a half, no matter it might be, I’m going to work my butt off to make it possible for after I’m wholesome, it’s going to be the identical me.” Topkin’s piece accommodates loads of quotes from McClanahan on his damage, the surgical procedure and his mindset as he embarks on a prolonged rehab course of, so Rays followers specifically will need to test it out in full.
A number of extra damage notes from across the league…
- Angels infielder/outfielder Luis Rengifo exited final night time’s sport with a strained left biceps that he apparently sustained taking swings within the on-deck circle previous to his first at-bat, per Sarah Valenzuela of the Los Angeles Instances. The Angels are additional evaluating him at present, however supervisor Phil Nevin conceded that the damage “doesn’t look good.” Additional particulars will certainly comply with as soon as the 26-year-old Rengifo has undergone imaging. A Rengifo damage of observe can be the newest in a sequence of unwelcome developments for the Angels. He’s been the staff’s hottest hitter for the previous six weeks, evidenced by a scalding .342/.393/.602 batting line with 9 homers, 9 doubles, three triples and only a 14.6% strikeout price in that point. On the entire Rengifo is hitting .264/.339/.444 in what has simply been the most efficient all-around season of his still-young profession. He’s below membership management for a further two seasons past the present marketing campaign.
- Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw nonetheless isn’t pitching at 100% following the shoulder pressure that despatched him to the injured listing this summer season, writes Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic. Kershaw didn’t attain 90 mph in his most up-to-date begin, and his common fastball velocity of simply 88.4 mph in that outing was the second-lowest of any look in his profession. Kershaw, nevertheless, is adamant that he can proceed to pitch via the difficulty — and the Dodgers seem prepared to let him accomplish that. “If he is ready to take the baseball, he’s going to take the baseball,” supervisor Dave Roberts stated of the left-hander.
- Marcus Stroman hasn’t pitched since July 31 on account of irritation in his hip and, extra problematically, a rib cartilage fracture that was found as he was on the cusp of coming back from that hip subject. Nevertheless, he tossed 29 pitches throughout a stay batting observe session yesterday, per Maddie Lee of the Chicago Solar-Instances, and Cubs supervisor David Ross acknowledged that the right-hander seems to be forward of schedule in his restoration. Stroman will doubtless require at the very least one minor league rehab begin (if not two), nevertheless it appears there’s a great probability the 32-year-old may return earlier than season’s finish — and maybe issue into the postseason rotation. How Stroman fares down the stretch will likely be price watching with a very shut eye, as he has a $21MM participant possibility for the 2024 season however has lengthy appeared prone to decline that and return to the market in quest of a lengthier pact.