The manager of the San Francisco Giants, Bruce Bochy announced shocking news for the fans of the team. Giants reliever Reyes Moronta will be undergoing surgery after getting an injury to his right shoulder labrum. Moronta will be missing out on all the games of the current season and the severity of the injury could mean that he will be missing out from part of the next season in 2020 too. Manager Bochy gave the fans this terrible news at a time when the team will be facing the Pittsburgh Pirates in a four-game series.
This is not the only bad news for the team. Left-hander Tony Watson will also be missing out on all the games of this season due to a fracture in his left wrist. The injuries to both Watson and Moronta will mean that Will Smith will be the only player in the active roster from Giants’ opening game. Although Smith has not pitched since last Friday due to tightness in his back, manager Bochy ensured that Smith is improving.
Moronta got injured during his match against the San Diego Padres. Moronta had fallen down on the ground after throwing a fastball to Padres player Luis Urias. The injury to Moronta will definitely affect the team and his personal career too. Although a significant injury, this is not the first time that the Giants player will be overcoming a major injury in his playing career. Moronta has previously recovered from an arm injury in 2013. Tony Watson on the other hand, received an injury to his left wrist during the Giants’ match against the St. Louis Cardinals. The fracture to his left wrist means that Watson will be out for the rest of the season.
In spite of a large number of changes in the bullpen of the Giants, there have been great performances from the rest of the relievers in the team who have proven to be decisive in key situations in the past few games. The team and Moronta himself hopes to be back by the beginning of the next season despite the injury.