Angels’ pitcher Matt Shoemaker will be having surgery on his forearm to fix his PIN Syndrome, thus ending his 2017 season on the mound. Shoemaker’s radial nerve in his right forearm had been the source of his slowed rehab. The timetable on recovery for this surgery is 12-14 weeks, thus ending any hope of a last minute campaign at the end of the season.
Shoemaker being out for certain is a hefty blow to the Angels’ pitching lineup. For the 77.2 innings that the 30-year old did pitch for Los Angeles this year, he was hurling a 4.52 ERA with 69 (nice) strikeouts. His last start was June 14th against the Yankees. Fingers crossed that his forearm issue doesn’t carry over until next year and the Angels will have them in their 2018 rotation.
Here’s what else is happening in the American League West:
- The Rangers have acquired international compensation slot money from the Orioles.
- The Astros have signed former Yankee, seasoned MiLB journeyman Rico Noel.
- The Athletics have traded Yonder Alonso to Mariners for Boog Powell.
- Felix Hernandez has been sent to the 10-day DL.
- In case you didn’t see, Yu Darvish thanked Rangers fans via full page ad.
- The Astros have recalled Jordan Jankowski and placed Tony Sipp and Michael Feliz on the disabled list.
- Learn more information about Luis Madero, the new Angels’ acquisition.
- Matt Joyce has been suspended for two games for homophobic language.
- Checking in on the Mariners' plate discipline.
- Clayton Blackburn has been optioned to make room on the 25-man roster for A.J. Griffin.
- Here’s a peak at how the state of the Astros’ farmer system is doing.
- Oakland’s farm system has been ranked 6th by MLB Pipeline.