Blue Jays No. 1 Prospect Dealing With Shoulder Issue

We've already seen plenty of players around MLB suffer injuries this spring, some minor, some rather major. So anytime a team's top prospect is shut down from throwing for a few days, it's got to generate some concern. Could that be the case right now in Toronto Blue Jays camp?

Per reports today, the Jays' No. 1 prospect, left-hander Ricky Tiedemann has been experiencing left shoulder soreness, and manager John Schneider said he was shut down "for a couple of days." But the good news is that he is expected to be back on the mound for a throwing session on Wednesday of this week.

It's natural for teams, especially the Blue Jays with the recent history of a top prospect like the always injury-plagued Nate Pearson, to be super-cautious with every little twinge that arises in a young pitcher at this time of year. 

Tiedemann had an impressive spring debut two weeks ago when he tossed one scoreless inning against the Detroit Tigers and struck out two batters. His second appearance was a little more rocky, as he allowed two earned runs on three hits and a walk in two innings. He registered a pair of strikeouts. 

Tiedemann posted a 2.17 ERA, a 0.86 WHIP, and a whopping 13.4 K/9 across three minor league levels last season in 78 innings. 

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