Angels starter Ramirez will miss rest of year with torn UCL

April 10, 2018

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher JC Ramirez throws to an Oakland Athletics batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, April 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Los Angeles Angels starter JC Ramirez will miss the rest of this season because of a torn ulnar collateral ligament, and Tommy John surgery has been recommended for the right-hander.

Ramirez (0-2, 9.45 ERA) was put on the 10-day disabled list Sunday, a day after the 29-year-old pitcher felt tightness in his forearm in his second start this season.

After going 11-10 in 27 games last season, with 24 starts, Ramirez didn’t pitch again after Aug. 19 when he was diagnosed with a partially torn UCL. He tried stem-cell therapy instead of surgery then.

“It definitely knocks the wind out of you when you see a guy who’s worked as hard as he has and has to miss the whole year,” Scioscia said.


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