A couple weeks ago, Angels starter Nick Tropeano was diagnosed with a torn UCL in his right elbow. He went for a second opinion with Dr. David Altchek, but he will unfortunately have to undergo Tommy John surgery, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Tropeano was in the midst of a great season, putting up a 3.56 ERA with a 68/31 K/BB ratio in 68 1/3 innings after returning to the Angels’ rotation when Andrew Heaney went down with an injury — also a torn UCL. He’ll miss the rest of the season and a large portion of the 2017 season at the very least.
Tyler Skaggs took Tropeano’s spot in the rotation and has yet to yield a run in two starts thus far.