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.
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