Texas Rangers Offseason Signing To Undergo Season-Ending Surgery

After zero starts, Jake Odorizzi of the Texas Rangers will be sidelined for the entire 2023 MLB season due to shoulder surgery.

The 33-year-old had been experiencing arm fatigue, and subsequent tests revealed the need for arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder. This news comes after Odorizzi had already missed all of spring training due to the shoulder issue.

Although Odorizzi was not expected to be the anchor of the Rangers' starting rotation this season, his absence will still impact the team's depth. The Rangers will have to rely on their remaining pitchers to step up and fill the gap left by Odorizzi's absence.

Moreover, Odorizzi's absence may also impact his future prospects as he is set to become a free agent at the end of the season. The surgery and resulting absence from the field may affect his ability to negotiate a favorable contract for next season.

Overall, it is an unfortunate turn of events for Odorizzi and the Texas Rangers, who will have to adapt and adjust to make up for the loss of their starting pitcher.

Last season, split between the Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves, Odorizzi posted a 4.40 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 86 strikeouts over 106.1 innings and 22 starts. Photo Credit: Lindsey Wasson-USA TODAY Sports