The prior week in MLB was about a third baseman who will need season-ending surgery, a pitcher who will undergo elbow surgery, and a reliever for a team in the American League who is injured.
Los Angeles Angels Third Baseman Anthony Rendon to Undergo Season-Ending Wrist Surgery
The 2022 season is over for Los Angeles Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon as he will undergo season-ending surgery on his right wrist next week, per a team announcement.
Update regarding #Angels INF Anthony Rendon:
“Anthony Rendon will undergo season-ending surgery to repair his right wrist early next week. Additional information will be provided as appropriate.”
— Angels PR (@LAAngelsPR) June 17, 2022
Rendon had not appeared in a game since June 14, when he was removed from a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers after aggravating his wrist on a swing.
Angels head trainer Mike Frostad said Rendon has a subluxed tendon in his right wrist and tried to play through the injury, but surgery was always going to be needed to fix it, per Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com.
#Angels head trainer Mike Frostad said Anthony Rendon has a subluxed tendon in his right wrist and he tried to play through the injury but surgery was always going to be needed to fix it. The recovery time is 4-6 months so he should be ready for Spring Training
— Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) June 17, 2022
The recovery time for the injury is four-to-six months.
Rendon had a sub-par 2022 campaign, posting a .228 batting average and .707 OPS in 45 games with 10 doubles, five home runs, two stolen bases, and 24 RBIs.
Rendon has struggled to remain healthy in his time with the Angels since he signed that seven-year, $245-millon contract ahead of the 2020 season.
He still has four years and $154 million left on the contract.
The Angels are hopeful that Rendon will be healthy next season to help the MLB team contend.
Toronto Blue Jays Starting Pitcher Hyun Jin Ryu Will Have Elbow Surgery
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Hyun Jin Ryu will undergo season-ending left elbow surgery, general manager Ross Atkins announced last week, per Scott Mitchell of TSN.
Hyun Jin Ryu is having elbow surgery, per Ross Atkins.
It’s either a full Tommy John or a partial revision, but they’re not sure yet.
He’s done for the season. #BlueJays
— Scott Mitchell (@ScottyMitchTSN) June 14, 2022
The type of operation that Ryu will have is unknown.
Still, he will either have a partial UCL (Ulnar Collateral Ligament) reconstruction or Tommy John surgery to repair the damaged UCL.
If Ryu needs a full-scale Tommy John, he would probably be sidelined until 2024.
The recovery timeline for a complete Tommy John surgery is typically between 12-15 months; meanwhile, a revision or partial surgery would take about nine to 12 months, according to Mitchell.
As far as timelines go for Hyun Jin Ryu, a full TJ surgery would sideline him for the typical 12-15 months.
A revision cuts that a bit, likely into the 9-12 month range.#BlueJays
— Scott Mitchell (@ScottyMitchTSN) June 14, 2022
Ryu was placed on the injured list with left forearm inflammation on June 2, the same injury that sent him to the IL in April.
He met with Dr. Neal ElAttrache last week to discuss his situation and explore different treatment options, according to Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.
Hyun Jin Ryu (elbow) had an appointment with Dr. Neal ElAttrache per #BlueJays. Different treatment options have been discussed. Jays will get additional opinions on next steps.
Short version: still gathering info. Decision to come.
— Ben Nicholson-Smith (@bnicholsonsmith) June 10, 2022
The left-hander did not have much success for the Blue Jays in 2022, as he compiled a 5.67 ERA in 27 innings pitched (six starts) with 16 strikeouts, four walks issued, five home runs allowed, a 4.80 FIP, and 1.33 WHIP.
Chicago White Sox Place Reliever Liam Hendriks on Injured List with Forearm Strain
The Chicago White Sox will be without a critical member of their bullpen moving forward as they placed closer Liam Hendriks on the injured list with a right forearm strain, per a team announcement.
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) June 14, 2022
The White Sox expect Hendriks to be out for at least three weeks, per Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Preliminary outlook on Liam Hendriks is three weeks. Joe Kelly is the closer tonight.
— Daryl Van Schouwen (@CST_soxvan) June 14, 2022
The loss of Hendriks is significant for the White Sox as he has accumulated a 2.81 ERA in 25 games with 37 strikeouts, eight walks allowed, three home runs yielded, a 140 ERA+, 2.82 FIP, and leading the American League with 16 saves.
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