The prior week in MLB was about a starting pitcher in the National League who underwent shoulder surgery and could miss the 2024 season.
An infielder had an operation on his right elbow to remove a bone spur, and a team advanced to the NLCS.
Milwaukee Brewers Starting Pitcher Brandon Woodruff Underwent Shoulder Surgery
According to an announcement, Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff underwent shoulder surgery to repair the anterior capsule in his shoulder and might miss the 2024 season.
Brewers RHP Brandon Woodruff underwent surgery to repair the anterior capsule in his right shoulder today.
He is expected to miss most, if not all, of the 2024 season, per the club. pic.twitter.com/uM1niHz0Tr
— MLB (@MLB) October 13, 2023
Brewers general manager Matt Arnold said, “Brandon’s health is our top priority at this point in time,” per Adam McCalvy of MLB.com.
Arnold, continued: “Brandon’s health is our top priority at this point in time.”
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) October 13, 2023
Woodruff missed about four months of the regular season as he dealt with a subscapular strain in his throwing shoulder.
The loss of the right-handed pitcher is a significant blow to the starting rotation of the Brewers.
He was terrific on the mound for the team in limited action due to the shoulder injury.
Woodruff posted a 2.28 ERA in 67 innings pitched (11 starts) with one complete game, 74 strikeouts, 15 walks issued, nine home runs allowed, an 189 ERA+, 3.60 FIP, and a 0.82 WHIP.
The Brewers will have to replace his spot in the rotation by trading for a starting pitcher or signing someone in free agency.
Woodruff is eligible for arbitration for the final time this offseason and is set to become a free agent after the 2024 campaign.
New York Mets Shortstop Francisco Lindor Had Elbow Surgery
New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor underwent elbow surgery to remove a bone spur last week, per Mike Puma of the New York Post.
Francisco Lindor underwent surgery yesterday to remove a bone spur from his right elbow. The Mets say he is expected to be fully ready for spring training.
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) October 11, 2023
He is expected to be ready for the start of spring training.
Lindor had played through the elbow injury, which he first felt in spring training, all season, per Andy Martino of SNY.
It turns out Mets’ Francisco Lindor was playing through an elbow injury all year, per source. He first felt it in spring training. As if his year weren’t impressive enough.
— Andy Martino (@martinonyc) October 11, 2023
The Mets had a disappointing 2023 season, but Lindor was one of the few bright spots for the club.
He compiled a .254 batting average and .806 OPS in 160 games with 108 runs scored, 153 hits, 33 doubles, two triples, 31 home runs, 98 RBIs, 31 stolen bases, and a 120 OPS+.
This marked the first time since 2019 with the Cleveland Indians that Lindor had a season with 30 or more home runs.
The Mets will need Lindor to have a similar season in 2024 to compete for a division title in the NL East.
Hopefully, Lindor will have a smooth recovery process and no setbacks.
Arizona Diamondbacks Advance to NLCS by Sweeping Los Angeles Dodgers
This is for you, Arizona. pic.twitter.com/77d7cbLAsu
— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) October 12, 2023
The Arizona Diamondbacks can party like it is in 2007 as they stunned the baseball universe by sweeping the Los Angeles Dodgers during the National League Division Series.
The Diamondbacks are moving to the NLCS for the third time in franchise history.
The last time they advanced this far in the postseason was in 2007.
The Diamondbacks finished 16 games behind the division-winning Dodgers during the regular season.
They are the first team in MLB history to sweep a postseason series against a club that won at least 15 more games in the regular season, according to OptaStats.
— OptaSTATS (@OptaSTATS) October 12, 2023
The Diamondbacks are set to face the Philadelphia Phillies in the NLCS, with Game 1 later tonight.
- Chris is a New Jersey native whose favorite sports team is the Arizona Diamondbacks. He previously attended Western New England College to study Sports Management. Chris has been following the Diamondbacks since he was 12. You can find him on Twitter at @aecanada12.
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