Blue Jays first-rounder Max Pentecost had shoulder surgery


Sportsnet’s Ben Nicholson-Smith reports that Blue Jays 2014 first round pick Max Pentecost underwent shoulder surgery, a scope to clean out the shoulder joint. It’s the second procedure the catcher has had on his shoulder since the end of the 2014 season. Per Smith, Pentecost is expected to resume throwing three months from now.

Pentecost went 11th overall in the first round of the 2014 draft out of Kennesaw State University. He was the second catcher selected after Kyle Schwarber went fourth overall to the Cubs. In 109 plate appearances, mostly with Single-A Vancouver, Pentecost hit .324/.330/.419 with seven extra-base hits (no home runs) and 12 RBI.