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Cubs’ Miguel Amaya to have Tommy John surgery, season 22 in jeopardy – NBC Chicago

Blow to Cubs capture plans: Tommy John’s surgery for Amaya originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

The Cubs’ capture plans for 2022 have taken a hit with news that prospect Miguel Amaya will need Tommy John surgery to fix the throwing elbow that has stopped him twice during the league season. minor 2021.

Amaya, lead n ° 5 of the system (Baseball America), was not due to open next season in the majors regardless of his health due to all the time he has missed in the past two years between injuries and the COVID-19 cancellation of the 2020 season of minor leagues.

But his rehab in the past few months was encouraging enough that club officials are planning a 2022 debut during the Cubs’ transitional season – a 22 season that also marks the club’s final year of control over all-star receiver Willson Contreras. , pending a possible extension.

In fact, Amaya would likely have made her league debut in 2021 in good health, if only because of her status as a member of the 40-player roster and a string of injuries that led the Cubs to to use a new franchise record. hunters during the season.

Amaya, who competed in the 2018 and 2019 All-Star Futures Games, is due to have surgery after Thanksgiving. His recovery schedule is uncertain.

He’s missed all but 23 games this season for Double-A Tennessee. He last performed on June 3.

His rehab went well enough over the next three months that the Cubs, in early fall, considered a few winter ball batting appearances as at least a small possibility.

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Cubs’ Miguel Amaya to have Tommy John surgery, season 22 in jeopardy – NBC Chicago

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