Houston’s starting pitching depth on the 40-man roster just went down by one. The Astros announced RHP Brady Rodgers had successful UCL reconstruction surgery (aka Tommy John Surgery) on Tuesday morning. The procedure will end his 2017 season.
Rodgers, 26, was the 2016 Pacific Coast League pitcher of the year after posting a 12-4 record with a 2.86 ERA in last season. He struck out 116 and walked 23 in 22 starts with Triple-A Fresno.
He made his major league debut with the Astros in 2016, appearing in six games including one start.
Rodgers was a third-round pick in 2012 draft out of Arizona State. Rodgers is a Richmond, TX native, a suburb of Houston just past Sugar Land.
Rodgers was 2-0 with a 1.10 ERA in three games with Triple-A in 2017. He left his April 19th start against Las Vegas early and returned to Houston to for evaluation.
Rodgers appears in good spirits after the surgery, posting a picture on Twitter.