Tropeano (elbow) will most likely need Tommy John surgery after suffering a tear in his UCL, Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times reports. Tropeano will get a second opinion on his elbow after leaving Monday's contest against the A's after just two innings. He is potentially the third starting pitcher that would be out with UCL tears for Los Angeles this season, to go along with Garrett Richards and Andrew Heaney. If the injury does indeed require Tommy John surgery, Tropeano could likely miss most, if not all, of the 2017 season as well.
Tropeano was placed on the disabled list Tuesday due to elbow soreness, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports. Tropeano allowed three home runs in just two innings in his start Monday against the Rangers before leaving due to the injury. The results of the MRI he underwent after the game are not yet known, meaning there is no timetable for Tropeano's return. Jose Alvarez was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake in a corresponding move.
Tropeano left Monday's game with elbow soreness, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports. Tropeano will get an MRI on his elbow on Tuesday. For now he is considered day-to-day, but there will be more information on his injury after Tuesday's MRI results are out.
Tropeano was pulled after two innings in Monday's start against the Rangers and was seen talking with the Angels' trainer as he left the dugout, the Angels' broadcast reports. So far we don't have confirmation that there is an injury, let alone what might be bothering him. Tropeano allowed four runs against the Rangers in two innings, giving up three homers.
Tropeano (3-2) allowed one run on five hits and one walk while striking out eight over six innings, but received no decision Saturday at the Orioles. Tropeano allowed a solo homer to Mark Trumbo, but otherwise silenced the Orioles' bats. Since returning from the disabled list, he's allowed just three earned runs in 11 innings over two starts to lower his ERA to 3.12 on the year. He'll make his next start after the All-Star break.