Texas Rangers right-hander Kumar Roker undergoes surgery.
Local media such as ‘MLB.com’ quoted the club announcement on the 17th (Korean time) and reported that Rocker would undergo Tommy John surgery.
Roker,안전놀이터 a Vanderbilt graduate, was drafted third overall by the Rangers in last year’s draft.
Kumar Roker undergoes Tommy John surgery. Photo =ⓒAFPBBNews = News1
He pitched in 6 games and played 28 innings at the top single-A Hickory this season, going 2-2 with an ERA of 3.86, a WHIP of 1.000, 0.6 home runs per 9 innings, 2.3 walks and 13.5 strikeouts.
MLB.com ranked him the sixth-ranked Rangers prospect and recently re-ranked him to the league’s 100th best prospect.
However, the surgery disrupted his player development schedule. Considering the rehabilitation period that takes 12 to 18 months, it seems that proper pitching will be possible only in 2025.
Locker had previously been selected by the New York Mets in the first round, 10th overall, in the 2021 draft, but the Mets declined the contract and returned to college.
At the time, the Mets had abandoned his contract, citing concerns about the condition of his arm. Eventually, their worries became reality.