Rize’ Right Hand Andrew Kitridge Tommy John will undergo surgery, reports Mark Tobkin of the Tampa Bay Times.
This news comes as a very unfortunate development for Kitridge and the team. Right was put on the list of injured for 15 days only yesterday, with the director Kevin Cash He told reporters that Kittridge needed a procedure to remove the loose body from his elbow. Although he was expected to miss at least a month, further testing appears to have revealed that the situation is in fact more serious, with Kittridge now missing the remainder of the season, and also likely to miss 2023.
Last year was a massive breakout for the softener, throwing 71 2/3 innings with a 1.88 ERA rate, 27.3% strike rate, 5.3% walk rate and 53.5% ball rate. This success earned him a major role at the Bulls, where he eventually earned eight saves and seven assists. This year, he’s slowed down by some injuries, as he spent time in IL with a back problem earlier this year. By 20 FPS per season, his ERA increased to 3.15 while his strike rate dropped to 18.7%.
For Kittredge personally, it’s very unfortunate given his late status. He didn’t make his league debut until he was 27 years old and is currently 32 years old. He finished last season with three years and 70 days of service, qualifying to referee for the first time. He and the team agreed to his $1.85 million salary for the year. With another season like 2021, he could earn a decent raise in the future. Unfortunately, that mostly wasted season will tie him up in that department.
For Rays, it’s an unfortunate blow to a large base that has already taken some punches this year. Nick AndersonAnd the Fairbanks HouseAnd the JT Chargua And the Chris Mazza They are all already on IL for 60 days with serious injuries and will now be joined by Kittredge whenever Rays needs to unlock a place on the 40-man roster. They also lost recently JP Feyereisen to 15 day IL. Despite losing these players as well as a group of novice shooters, the club enters the night with a record 34-23, which puts them at the top of the MLS wild card slot.