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Padres outfield prospect Rymer Liriano to miss season following Tommy John surgery

Feb 15, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

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Padres prospect Rymer Liriano, a 21-year-old outfielder who ended last year at Double-A, will miss the entire season following Tommy John elbow surgery, according to Corey Brock of MLB.com.

Position players recover faster and more easily from Tommy John surgery than pitchers, certainly, but the year of lost development time might be an even bigger deal for Liriano. According to Brock he’s hoping to swing a bat in six months, at which point he might be cleared to play winter ball.

It’s a tough break, because Liriano was probably a good half-season from potentially being called up to San Diego and ranked as a consensus top-100 prospect after hitting .280 with a .350 on-base percentage and 32 steals in 127 games last year.

  1. icanspeel - Feb 15, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Padres have had 1 of the worst offseasons of any team this year. No real signings, Grandal suspension, Cashner hurt in hunting accident, Possible RF of future out the whole year.

  2. gloccamorra - Feb 15, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    It’s not as bad as the first two months of the regular season last year, when they used fifteen starters, including Jeff Suppan, Ross Ohlendorf, and Kip Wells. There’s a reason they started 28-50. It’s a good thing they went 48-36 the rest of the way.

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