Keynan Middleton injury update: Angels reliever dealing with UCL damage

Angels relieverKeynan Middleton, the team’s de facto closer before a 13-game stay on the DL, is back on the shelf.Middleton, 23, underwentan MRI exam on Monday, reported, after exiting Sunday’s game against the Twins after only 12 pitches because of what manager Mike Scioscia described as right elbow discomfort.”Fingers cro sed,” Scioscia told reporters, “hopefully it’s just a mild setback.”It appears to be worse than amild setback and the pitcher could be facing Tommy John surgery.Keynan Middleton underwent an MRI that revealed damage to his UCL. He’s going to get a second opinion. Maria I. Guardado (@mi_guardado) May 14, 2018The right-hander came off the DL on Thursday and pitched scorele s innings that day Gaylord Perry Jersey and Saturday. His fastball touched 97 mph Sunday before he was pulled with a 1-1 count on Eddie Rosario in the eighth inning.He has six saves in 16 appearance with a 2.04 ERA and 16 strikeouts over 17 2/3 innings. In Middleton’s previous stint on the DL, Cam Bedrosian and Jim Johnson recorded saves for the 24-16 Angels.

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