I feel so bad for Matt Shoemaker. The MRI showed a torn ACL and he won’t be back this season.
Matt had such a great start to the season. 3-0 with a 1.57 ERA in 5 starts. After a couple of injury filled seasons, it looked like he was getting his career back on track.
And, he was a very strong part of our rotation.
He is arbitration eligible after the season, so if the team wants we can keep him for next year but I’d imagine that will depend how he recovers from this. And he turns 33 in September, so they might want to give that rotation spot to one of their prospects.
Very sorry to hear this. I hope he recovers and comes back strong next year.
Aaron Sanchez (broken fingernail) said he first noticed it in Minnesota. Didn’t know if the cold weather contributed to it. Left the ballgame before it got worse, and the hope is, with the off days, he may not need to skip a start.— Hazel Mae (@thehazelmae) April 22, 2019