What the Royals odd injury designation means for left-hander Amir Garrett
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - The Kansas City Royals placed left-handed reliever Amir Garrett on the injured list Friday with what the club called a left elbow valgus extension overload.
What exactly does that mean for the Royals reliever who to this point of the season has a 3.00 ERA?
“It’s basically kind of like a bone bruise,” Royals manager Matt Quatraro said. “There’s inflammation. There’s also a little bit of irritation.”
Garrett’s move to the injured list was retroactive to May 29, his last appearance for the Royals. In that 7-0 Memorial Day win for the Royals, Garrett struck out two batters in a scoreless ninth inning.
The 31-year-old received an injection that Quatraro said is intended to reduce inflammation in his throwing elbow. The injury should sideline Garrett for more than a month.
“Probably five to seven days, no throw,” Quatraro said. “Re-evaluate, then three to four-week overall timeline.”
Right-hander Jackson Kowar was recalled from Triple-A Omaha in a correlated move.
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