Stumbling through the web of injuries this season, Giles’ most recent troubles could not have come at a worst time for the Blue Jays.
Giles was earlier held out of games for simply “not being 100%”, but as we know now, that was a slight masking of the truth and what was really going on with the current Jays’ closer.
#BlueJays closer Ken GIles visited Dr. Keith Meister in Dallas today, source tells The Athletic. An MRI revealed no structural damage in Giles’ elbow, but upon Meister’s recommendation, the pitcher received a cortisone shot. Will not pitch again before deadline.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 30, 2019
Reported by Ken Rosenthal, Giles took a trip to Dallas to get his elbow issue worked out, at least the MRI came back clean and there is no lasting damage. But there certainly is damage to his trade value and since Toronto got what is generally considered to be a lackluster return on their premier trade chip Marcus Stroman, Giles was the next bet to get back a highly-regarded prospect thrust into the Jays’ system.
Considering that Giles currently has the 3rd-highest K/9 among all qualified relievers in the majors and the 5th-highest WAR among …
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