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Jose Soriano underwent Tommy John Surgery, will miss 2020 season


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28 minutes ago, Kevinb said:

Sucks for a young kid like this to have to get this big of a surgery. Hopefully he can recover fast and this will just be a bump in his career. 

I agree with this. I feel way more bad for him than I do for the Angels. I highly doubt he was going to make an impact this season.

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So the good news is that the Angels may not have to protect him in November since it seems improbable that another team will want to grab him in the Rule 5 and keep him on their roster for all of 2021.

Bad news is that this almost assurdly relegates him to a bullpen role call up in mid or late 2021. Although some here wanted him to be a starter his high walk rate (lower level competition) in A-ball wasn't exactly conducive to being called up to the Majors before November to throw out of the rotation. Before the TJS he was on a mid to late 2020 call up to the Major League bullpen.

Could he have converted back to a starter in 2021 and beyond? Sure if he tames the walk rate. Now, when he returns from TJS he will be on an innings limit next season and may be a bubble candidate for next years Rule 5 in Nov. 2021, based on performance.

I hope he makes it!

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