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Kirby Yates likely headed for Tommy John surgery

plus other horrible injury updates

MLB Wild Card Workouts Photo by Matt Thomas/San Diego Padres/Getty Images

This afternoon was not a good time to open Twitter.

With just over a week to go until Opening Day, the Jays have had a myriad of terrible injury news to come out of camp.

  • First, it appears as if Kirby Yates will be getting Tommy John surgery, ending his 2021 season before it started
  • Robbie Ray fell down the stairs and bruised his left elbow. They think right now he’ll only miss one Spring start and still be ready for opening series
  • George Springer has a Grade 2 oblique strain (with less severe symptoms) and won’t play for a couple days. He will be reevaluated this weekend.

We do have some good news - Nate Pearson and Thomas Hatch are both recovering exceptionally well:

  • Nate Pearson is already throwing and will have a bullpen session soon
  • Thomas Hatch’s elbow injury doesn’t involve his UCL and the team is hopeful he won’t be down for too long

Feel free to comment with your favorite sad news GIF while we watch the Jays take on the Phillies tonight. The Phillies are providing a fixed cam video feed.