Brandon Barriera getting drafted by the Blue Jays
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Breaking: Blue Jays' Pitching Prospect Undergoes Unexplored Surgery

Published April 29, 2024 at 10:06 PM

Toronto Blue Jay first round pick and top pitching prospect Brandon Barriera undergoes revolutionary 'hybrid' Tommy John surgery.

The ligament replacement surgery combined with an internal-brace procedure on his left elbow is expected to see a recovery period of 12 to 18 months.

The 23rd overall pick in the 2022 Draft, has undergone a combination Tommy John surgery and internal brace procedure on his throwing elbow.
The #BlueJays expect their No. 4 prospect to miss at least the rest of the season.

Barriera's agent revealed the operation on Monday morning, a confirmation subsequently provided by Blue Jays manager John Schneider later that day.

"It's unfortunate, obviously, for anyone especially a first-round pick, It sucks for his development and losing a year and slows us down, too." - Schneider

Barriera, the promising talent, earned his spot as Toronto's first-round draft pick in 2022, getting selected 23rd overall.

Barriera at only 20-years-old has pitched in the Blue Jays minor league system for the last two seasons accumulating an ERA of 4.57 across eight starts. He has 26 strikeouts over 21 2/3 innings.

Source: Toronto Star - Blue Jays pitching prospect Brandon Barriera has hybrid Tommy John surgery
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