Nationals prospect Cade Cavalli needs Tommy John surgery Jake Brentz gets $1.9M deal with Royals, recovering from surgery

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida – Washington Nationals pitcher avenue Horses are falling Tommy John needs reconstructive elbow surgery and will miss the 2023 season, general manager Mike Rizzo said.

The team released a statement from Rizzo saying that an MRI showed that Cavalli had sprained his ulnar collateral ligament.

The right-hander pulled out of a spring practice start against the New York Mets after 2 2/3 innings.

“Although Cade will not be performing in 2023, he still plays a very important role in the future of our franchise and we look forward to having him back on the hill,” Rizzo said. “We will provide an update on his operation when it becomes available.”

Cavalli, 24, was the 22nd overall pick in the 2020 amateur draft after playing college baseball in Oklahoma. He made his major league debut in August against the Cincinnati Reds, then felt something in his shoulder during a game the next day and was shut out for the rest of last season.

He was expected to be part of Washington’s starting rotation this season as the club continues its efforts to recover. Since winning the 2019 World Series, the Nationals have finished last in the NL East for three consecutive years.

SURPRISE, Arizona – Lefty Jake Brentz and the Kansas City Royals signed a two-year, $1.9 million contract that will keep him with the team while he recovers from Tommy John surgery.

As part of the agreement, the 28-year-old will receive a salary of $850,000 this year and $1.05 million next year. He can earn an additional $300,000 per year in bonuses for completed games: $50,000 for 25 and for every additional 5-50 games.

Brentz could also earn $100,000 in roster bonuses in 2024 alone: ​​$50,000 each for 90 and 120 days on an active major league roster.

He was 5–2 with a 3.66 ERA and two saves in 72 assist games as a rookie in 2021, hitting 76 of 64 innings. Brentz played eight games in April, going 0-3 with a 23.63 ERA, but was listed as injured on April 30 with a flexor tendon strain in his left elbow.

Brentz made two appearances in minor league injury rehabilitation at the Northwest Arkansas Double-A Tournament on June 19 and 22, and on July 21, the Royals announced that he had undergone reconstructive elbow surgery to repair his ulnar collateral ligament.

Kansas City nominated him for appointment on November 15, and Brentz was elected a free agent three days later.


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