Ricky Tiedemann in Spring Training for the Blue Jays
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#1 MLB LHP Prospect Sidelined: Tiedemann Lands on IL with Elbow Issue

Published April 20, 2024 at 2:27 PM

Lefty pitcherRicky Tiedemann, who's ranked as MLB's Top LHP Prospect, felt discomfort in his left elbow and underwent an MRI on Thursday. Manager John Schneider verified that he's been put on the injured list at Triple-A Buffalo.

MLB's No. 1 LHP prospect Ricky Tiedemann (#BlueJays) has been placed on the injured list due to left elbow discomfort

Although not determined yet by the MRI, it doesn't seem to be egregiously serious as he has only been placed on the 7-day IL.

This isn't his first stint on the IL, the 21 years old who was selected in the third round of the 2021 Draft from Golden West College has shown impressive talent in the minors but has faced challenges with injuries.

Last season, he pitched just 44 innings due to shoulder and biceps issues. In spring training this year, he was restricted to only 6 2/3 innings due to inflammation in his hamstring and calf.

Heading into the 2024 season, Tiedemann was on the verge of possibly making his Major League debut this season for the Jays. He earned recognition as the Arizona Fall League's pitcher of the year in the previous season, boasting a 2.50 ERA with 23 strikeouts and eight walks across 18 innings for surprise.

Before the youngster's injury, he was off to a less than stellar start, He had a 5.63 ERA in three starts with 10 strikeouts and nine walks over eight innings. It could be that he has been dealing with an ongoing issue in his elbow since the beginning of the season, so the numbers might be a little off depending on what the situation is.

Source: MLB - No. 1 prospect Tiedemann (elbow) to IL
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#1 MLB LHP Prospect Sidelined: Tiedemann Lands on IL with Elbow Issue

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