July 29, 2021

Astros’ Tyler Ivey Unlikely To Pitch Again In 2021 (MLB Trade Rumors)

Astros right-hander Tyler Ivey’s season may be over due to injury, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle writes.  Ivey has been pitching through elbow pain since suffering a grade one UCL strain back in 2019, a fact he only recently disclosed to Astros staff.  Tests didn’t reveal any new UCL damage, however, according to a nerve specialist, Ivey said “apparently I have the nerve endings of a 75-year-old man in my elbow.  That probably explains a lot.”

Rather than elbow surgery, Ivey might potentially have to undergo thoracic outlet syndrome surgery.  The latter would also rule him out for the rest of the 2021 season and is perhaps a more ominous possibility than a Tommy John procedure or another elbow surgery, since TOS surgery has a much less-established track record of success.  Whether a surgical outcome is necessary or not, Ivey doubts he will pitch again this season.

A third-round pick for Houston in the 2017 draft, Ivey is a Texas native, hailing from the Dallas suburb…

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