SP,RP - TEX - IL60
Jose Leclerc will undergo Tommy John surgery, according to Rangers GM Jon Daniels.
Leclerc had been experiencing "elbow soreness" but his injury obviously went far beyond that. He'll miss the entire 2021 season, so he can be dropped in all formats. With the Rangers' bullpen in shambles, look for some combination of Ian Kennedy and Matt Bush in the ninth inning, with the potential for Jonathan Hernandez to factor in once he returns to health.
Jose Leclerc is experiencing “elbow discomfort” and is expected to miss “an extended period of time.”
Leclerc is dealing with elbow discomfort and is expected to miss the early part of the season. He was line for the Rangers closer role, but will most likely start the season on the injured list. Leclerc is back in Texas getting his elbow examined as the Rangers await an official timetable for his return. The Rangers could turn to Ian Kennedy or Matt Bush to close games while Leclerc is sidelined, both relievers who have closing experience.
Rangers manager Chris Woodward acknowledged that Jose Leclerc will get save chances, though he isn't officially naming a closer just yet.
Texas has some other interesting arms in their bullpen, including Jonathan Hernandez and Joely Rodriguez, but Leclerc should be the favorite for saves if he's healthy. The 27-year-old appeared in just two games last season as he dealt with shoulder problems.
Jose Leclerc (shoulder) was ruled out for the season Saturday.
LeClerc was placed on the 45-day injured list with a strained shoulder. The Rangers hoped he could return at the end of the year, but the team ultimately decided to rule him out for the season. He will finish 2020 with a 4.50 ERA, 2.00 WHIP, 3:2 K:BB and one save across two innings.
The Rangers placed Jose Leclerc on the 45-day injured list with a Grade 2 teres major strain in his right shoulder.
This is the same injury that Leclerc's teammate Corey Kluber is dealing with. The Rangers say Leclerc's strain isn't as bad, however. The fantasy angle becomes about who will pick up saves in Texas with Leclerc sidelined for a while. Nick Goody got the first chance on Wednesday but it's unclear if the journeyman reliever will keep seeing chances. Jonathan Hernandez could factor into the mix too.