Jump to content
  • Welcome to AngelsWin.com

    AngelsWin.com - THE Internet Home for Angels fans! Unraveling Angels Baseball ... One Thread at a Time.

    Register today to comment and join the most interactive online Angels community on the net!

    Once you're a member you'll see less advertisements. Become a Premium Member today for an ad-free experience. 

     

IGNORED

OC Register: Angels’ Justin Anderson to undergo Tommy John surgery


Recommended Posts

Reliever Justin Anderson will undergo Tommy John surgery next week, ending the Angels’ 21-month streak without having a major-league pitcher undergo the procedure.

Anderson, a 27-year-old right-hander, had missed most of spring training with an oblique issue, but he was deemed healthy at the start of camp earlier this month. He pitched in one intrasquad game.

Anderson subsequently underwent an MRI exam that showed damage to his ulnar collateral ligament, so the surgery was recommended. The operation will be performed Wednesday by Dr. Keith Meister in Dallas.

The normal rehab time for Tommy John surgery is 12 to 18 months.

The Angels had a streak of numerous Tommy John procedures from 2014 to 2018 – including Tyler Skaggs, Andrew Heaney, Garrett Richards, Keynan Middleton, JC Ramirez and Shohei Ohtani – but they had not had a big-league pitcher undergo the surgery since Ohtani in October 2018.

Anderson would have been competing for work in the middle of the Angels’ bullpen. Although he has shown flashes of promise as a late-inning reliever because of good fastball and a swing-and-miss slider, control issues have impacted his effectiveness.

Anderson has a career 4.75 ERA in 111 games, with 11.2 strikeouts and 6.3 walks per nine innings.

More to come on this story.

View the full article

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...