The Angels will have two right-handed pitchers undergo Tommy John Surgery next week, as Gerardo Reyes and non-roster invitee Brendan McCurry will miss the 2021 season.
Earlier this week, Reyes was outrighted from the Angels’ 40-man roster, dropping their number to 39 players. He was dealing with a UCL sprain in his pitching elbow during the spring, so now the move makes more sense.
Reyes was acquired from the Padres last season in exchange for Jason Castro. However, Reyes never saw the field for the Angels. Now there’s a solid chance he’ll never suit up for them.
McCurry was a non-roster invitee, who has yet to make his major-league debut. It looks like he’s going to have to wait until at least 2022 for that to happen, sadly. The 29-year-old has spent over 100 games since 2017 playing in AAA.
Other Angels Injury News
- Luke Bard received an injection in his hip. He hasn’t appeared in a game in one week.
- Brandon Marsh, who is dealing with an army injury, has been playing catch up to 90 feet.
- Non-roster invitee Dillon Peters, who hasn’t appeared in a game since March 2 with back issues, will throw a bullpen soon.
- Aaron Slegers, who last pitched a week ago and is dealing with back problems is playing catch.
- Max Stassi, who is dealing with a hip injury and has played in only two games this spring, will likely be appearing in a game in the coming days.
The Angels have added right-handed pitcher Zac Kristofak and right-handed pitcher Austin Warren as non-roster invitees, putting the roster size currently at 69. Kristofak was the Angels’ 14th round pick in 2019 from Georgia. Warren was drafted by the Angels in the eighth round in 2018.