Toronto Blue Jays’ Pitcher Matt Shoemaker Out For Year With Torn ACL

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Matt Shoemaker is out for the rest of the 2019 season after being diagnosed with a torn ACL. The injury came during Saturday’s game against the Oakland Athletics when he was assisting in a rundown. 

hoemaker was already placed on the injured list Sunday with what was initially called a left knee sprain by the team. However, the situation is worse than initially feared, adding to a run of injuries for the pitcher. The 32-year-old was limited to just 31 innings across seven starts last season because of forearm surgery. After only making 14 starts in 2017, he was non-tendered by the Angels after last season. In his first five years in the majors, Shoemaker was never able to top 160 innings in a season.

Shoemaker started the season strong for Toronto, producing a 1.57 ERA in five starts to give him a 3-0 record. He had three shutout innings on Saturday before coming out of the game with his injury.

Blue Jays’ Shoemaker out for year with torn ACL


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