Moronta (shoulder) was placed on the 60-day injured list Wednesday.
Moronta wasn't expected to return from shoulder surgery until late this season, so the transaction doesn't have any effect on his return timeline. The move cleared space for the Giants to add Wilmer Flores to the 40-man roster.
Moronta is expected to miss 9-to-11 months following surgery to address a torn labrum in his right shoulder, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
The Giants expect his recovery to take closer to 11 months, which would keep Moronta sidelined until August of 2020. Before suffering the injury, the right-hander compiled a 2.86 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 70:33 K:BB across 56.2 innings.
Moronta (shoulder) underwent successfully surgery to address a torn labrum on his right shoulder, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
The 26-year-old also received some good news as there was apparently less damage than expected to his shoulder, though that won't impact his status for the final three weeks of the season. Heading into the surgery Moronta figured to miss a serious portion of the 2020 season, but it remains unclear if Wednesday's news will improve his recovery timeline.
Moronta will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder Tuesday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Moronta was diagnosed with a torn labrum in his right shoulder at the beginning of September, and surgery -- which will be performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles -- was deemed necessary after further evaluation. While the Giants have yet to provide a timetable for Moronta's return, there's a chance the procedure could keep him sidelined for most, if not all of the 2020 season, per Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News.
Moronta is scheduled to undergo surgery to repair his right labrum Tuesday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Moronta was expected to have his shoulder evaluated further in Los Angeles, but it appears that there's been a change of plans. The right-hander will go under the knife Tuesday, ending his 2019 campaign and likely a good chunk of the 2020 season.
Moronta will have his shoulder evaluated in Los Angeles this week, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Moronta has already been ruled out for the remainder of the season with a torn labrum in his right shoulder. He'll undergo further evaluation to determine whether surgery is necessary, though the expectation is that he'll be sidelined for a significant amount of time either way. The right-hander put together a strong season with San Francisco before getting injured, posting a 2.86 ERA and 70:33 K:BB across 56.2 innings.
Moronta (shoulder) was placed on the 60-day injured list Wednesday.
This move was mainly procedural, as it was announced over the weekend that Moronta's shoulder injury would end his season. It's not clear how long Moronta will need to recover, but he is dealing with a torn labrum, so it could be several months until he is healthy again.
Moronta was diagnosed with a torn labrum in his right shoulder Sunday and will miss the rest of the 2019 season, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
Moronta was originally presumed to have suffered an acute right shoulder strain during Saturday's loss to the Padres. However, after getting an MRI, it was revealed that the extent of the injury was a lot worse. Moronta was one of the Giants' most dependable relievers in 2019 with a 2.86 ERA and a 70:33 K:BB ratio over 56.2 innings pitched. There has been no announcement made yet on whether the big right-hander will need surgery, but he will be forced to miss a significant amount of time regardless.
Moronta suffered an acute right shoulder strain during Saturday's game against the Padres, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Moronta went to the ground in significant pain after a pitch in Saturday's game, but it appears he avoided an elbow injury. The 26-year-old will undergo an MRI on Sunday to confirm the initial diagnosis and help determine the severity of the injury.
Moronta was removed from Saturday's game against the Padres with a right arm injury, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Moronta went down and appeared to be in considerable pain after his third pitch of the outing and left the field with the athletic trainer holding his right arm. The specifics of the injury remain unclear, but the 26-year-old's immediate reaction has the indications of a potentially serious injury.
Moronta pitched a scoreless seventh and struck out one to pick up his 15th save of the season in Sunday's 5-4 win over Oakland.
Moronta was roughed up by the Cubs on Aug. 21, but he got back on track with his third hold over his last five appearances. The 26-year-old owns 2.73 ERA through 54 games and should continue to rack up holds as the Giants' unquestioned top right-handed arm out of the bullpen.
Moronta (3-7) was charged with a loss and a blown save against the Cubs on Wednesday after allowing two runs on three hits and a walk over one inning of relief.
With the Giants ahead 11-10, Moronta came into the eighth inning and surrendered the lead after giving up a leadoff single to Nicholas Castellanos, followed by a two-run, game-winning home run to Kris Bryant. Despite the loss, Moronta owns a respectable 2.80 ERA and 1.28 WHIP over 52 appearances this season.
Moronta fired a clean inning with a strikeout en route to his 13th hold in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Oakland.
Moronta made easy work of the Athletics in the eighth inning, needing just 14 pitches (nine strikes) to retire the side in order. The 26-year-old owns a 2.58 ERA and an 11.7 K/9 over 52.1 innings. Moronta has become the Giants' top right-handed reliever by default after the club traded away Mark Melancon and Sam Dyson at the trade deadline.
Moronta (3-6) took the loss Friday, allowing a run on two hits and a walk as the Giants fell 5-4 to the Rockies.
He was only able to record one out in the seventh inning, allowing the go-ahead double to Ian Desmond, and the Giants were unable to get the reliever off the hook. Moronta has been a solid reliever this season with a 2.79 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in 48.1 innings. He's struck out 64 batters and compiled 12 holds. The right-hander would likely be near the top of the list for save chances should closer Will Smith pick up an injury.
Moronta will become the Giants' top right-handed setup man following the departures of Mark Melancon and Sam Dyson at the trade deadline.
The 26-year-old had been part of a trio of right-handed relievers setting up closer Will Smith, posting a 2.63 ERA with 63 strikeouts over 48 innings. The trade deadline now leaves the hard-throwing Moronta in a traditional righty-lefty setup configuration with Tony Watson. Moronta is currently at his career-best mark of 12 holds, but he should easily surpass that number with increased high-leverage opportunities down the stretch.
Moronta threw two perfect innings with a strikeout in Sunday's 3-2 loss to Arizona.
Moronta had some rough patches earlier in the season but has since lowered his ERA back down to 2.67. The 26-year-old's hot June (7.1 shutout innings) has been a big part of his turnaround. Moronta is still playing with fire when it comes to free passes (5.4 BB/9), but he proved that he can be wildly effective last season (2.84 ERA with a 5.1 BB/9).
Moronta (3-4) pitched a scoreless sixth inning Friday, walking one and striking out one while earning the win in a 2-1 win over the Dodgers.
Moronta became the pitcher of record when the Giants scored twice in the bottom of the sixth inning. The 26-year-old reliever now has a 3.14 ERA and 1.36 WHIP through 28.2 innings. He's struck out 42 batters and notched six holds this year.
Moronta allowed a hit and two walks while striking out two over a scoreless inning in Sunday's 8-1 win over the Orioles.
Moronta got into a bit of trouble after loading the bases in the seventh, but he got out of his own jam with a huge strikeout to end the inning. The flame-throwing righty owns a 3.29 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 13.5 K/9 through 27.1 innings.
Moronta (1-4) took the loss after giving up a run on three hits and a walk while striking out four over two innings against the Braves on Thursday.
Moronta was tasked with holding off a powerful Braves lineup in extra innings, but he ultimately fell short. The four punchouts were surprisingly not the flamethrower's highest total of the season, as he struck out a career-high five batters Opening Day. Moronta has hit a bit of a rough patch over his last five outings (8.59 ERA), but part of that can be attributed to manager Bruce Bochy asking him to go more than one inning in three of his last four appearances. The 26-year-old owns a modest 3.86 ERA through 23.1 innings.
Moronta gave up one hit and struck out two over a scoreless inning in Sunday's 11-5 loss to the Yankees.
Moronta got off to a slow start this season, but he has since strung together seven scoreless outings with a 13:2 K:BB ratio over that span. The hard-throwing righty has added a changeup (10.1 percent) to his repertoire this offseason, giving him an effective weapon to combat left-handed bats. Moronta's stock was already rising heading into the year, but this new pitch development could raise his ceiling even more. He remains a holds leagues option for the time being.
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