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Brent Honeywell suffers torn UCL, Tommy John likely

The Rays pitching prospect will miss all of 2018.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

An update from yesterday’s breaking news concerning Rays top pitching prospect, Brent Honeywell and the worst has been confirmed:

This was presumably the outcome after Honeywell left a live batting practice session yesterday. Topkin, who covers the Rays for the Tampa Bay Times, goes on to further illustrate what took place during that BP session which led to Honeywell’s injury:

He goes on to say that Honeywell felt the injury was “inevitable” and not caused by the reports that Honeywell was throwing harder than ever. Finally, Topkin reports Honeywell plans to get a second opinion on the injury but will undergo Tommy John surgery soon after in an effort to get back on the road to recovery as quickly as possible.

This news is eerily reminiscent of Alex Reyes’s injury which took place almost exactly one year ago. Reyes, one of baseball’s top pitching prospect and a trendy fantasy sleeper, missed all of 2017 due to the injury.

This is heartbreaking news for the fantasy owners who had high hopes for Honeywell in 2018. We wish Brent the best on his recovery and hope he can make an impact for both fantasy owners and his real-life Tampa Bay Rays in 2019!