RP - FA
Rockies LHP Tim Collins has opted out of playing this season.
This news came out shortly after the Miami Marlins outbreak was reported. It'll be interesting to see how other players respond to what's going on. Collins had signed a minor-league deal with the Rockies over the offseason.
As reported by the Royals' beat writer Andy McCullough, Tim Collins hopes to be ready to return from Tommy John surgery by next spring.
Tim Collins left his first spring training outing with pain in his throwing elbow and had TJ surgery last week. The 25 year old has made 228 appearances and recorded 44 holds with a 3.54 ERA. Expect him back in action by the All-Star break in 2016.
According to Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com, Tim Collins' MRI showed ligament damage in his left elbow. The Kansas City Royals will get a second opinion.
The news doesn't sound good for Tim Collins, who could miss the entire 2015 season if surgery is required. Most people believe Brandon Finnegan would be Collins replacement in the Royals bullpen.