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Brendan McKay (shoulder) expects to resume throwing off a mound by the end of March.
McKay continues to recover from August surgery on his left shoulder and will start throwing off a mound by the end of March. He’s considered a two-way player and has been taking batting practice during Spring Training. It is unclear at this time if McKay will be ready by Opening Day.
The Rays activated LHP Brendan McKay from the COVID-19 IL and optioned him to their alternate training site.
It's a procedural move. The top prospect is currently out for the season following labrum surgery.
Rays pitcher Brendan McKay had shoulder surgery performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Wednesday to repair a labrum issue. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports
McKay has been sidelined with a positive COVID-19 test and a shoulder issue since summer camp, and he's now done for the season after undergoing shoulder surgery. The even bigger bummer is that he isn't expected to be ready for the start of spring training next year, though it's possible that his recovery goes well enough for him to be ready for opening day in 2021.
Brendan McKay will undergo shoulder surgery on Wednesday and miss the rest of the season. The Rays are hopeful McKay will be ready for the 2021 campaign.
McKay was dealing with shoulder irritation and was shut down 7-to-10 days. It was announced on Tuesday that he will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery. The Rays are hopeful McKay will be ready to return for 2021. The 24-year-old did not pitch in 2020 after testing positive for COVID-19 during summer camp.
Brendan McKay will be shut down 7-10 days with shoulder irritation.
The team believes that McKay never got over the shoulder issue that plagued him last season. Rays manager Kevin Cash stated "We'll see how it kind of plays out. He's had some of those issues in the past, and we just want to do right by him." McKay had been throwing at the Rays' alternate site as he recovered from a positive COVID-19 test prior to summer camp. Everything had been going well until he started to experience some tightness. This is a precautionary move but it's yet another setback for the young lefty. The window to pitch this year is closing quickly with the season nearly a third of the way through.