Baltimore Orioles: Josh Rogers Could Be Heading For Tommy John Surgery
Baltimore Orioles reliever Josh Rogers might be done for 2019 after suffering a potentially season-ending injury.
The Baltimore Orioles pitching staff has been hit with yet another blow.
Reliever Josh Rogers who was promptly placed on the injured list after feeling discomfort in his outing Tuesday night against the Padres has been diagnosed with a UCL Strain.
Joe Trezza of MLB.COM is reporting that Rogers may need surgery that would undoubtedly end his 2019 season.
Rogers told reporters that he is “pretty concerned” and that his injury is “not good.” With the UCL Strain, it is very possible the 24-year-old is heading for Tommy John Surgery.
The Orioles acquired Rogers from the New York Yankees along with fellow minor league arms Dillon Tate and Cody Carroll last summer in exchange for Zack Britton.
Rogers hasn’t pitched all too well at the big league level this season as he’s posted an 8.79 ERA in five outings this season.
It appears possible that an injury is a cause for his poor performance; thus hopefully, if surgery is the route Rogers needs to go, it will make him a lot stronger going forward.
Before deciding whether or not, he needs Tommy John Rogers will be getting a second opinion. However, based off the concern shown in his interviews it seems pretty clear he won’t be taking the mound again in 2019.
Though the Baltimore Orioles would benefit from a healthy Rogers, it’s far more important the young arm goes get’s his injury taken care of so he can be a potential force in the Birds pen when the team is ready to compete in a few years.
With Rogers placed on the injured list, Paul Fry was recalled from Triple-A. Look for the Orioles to continue to shuffle their bullpen calling arms up and down from Norfolk.