Daily Duce: Pitchers and catchers report (and so does the bad news)!


Baseball is back! Pitchers and catchers reported to Blue Jays camp today, position players will report by the end of the week, the first full team workout will be on Monday, and we’ll have our first game of 2020 next Saturday. With real baseball on the horizon, we also had an influx of news reported today, a lot of which was, uhhhh, not very good.
First and foremost, we have an injury update on Eric Pardinho…

Eric Pardinho, one of the Blue Jays top pitching prospects, had Tommy John surgery today. Will be back in 2021.
— Ben Badler (@BenBadler) February 12, 2020

This sucks ass. Pardinho, who was Toronto’s big international free agent splash a few years ago and has risen up the rankings to become one of the top pitching prospects in the organization, will miss the entirety of the 2020 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
If there’s one saving grace here, it’s that Pardinho was already incredibly advanced for his age. As an 18-year-old, he posted a 2.41 ERA over seven starts in Low-A Lansing, a league in which the average player is nearly 22 years old. Pardinho’s 2019 season was …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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