Rangers right-hander Kyle Cody underwent a labral debridement procedure on his injured right shoulder, the club informed reporters (including Jeff Wilson). He’s expected to miss the first half of next season.
Cody missed almost all of this year due to the injury that necessitated today’s procedure. He landed on the injured list on April 25 with shoulder inflammation and was never able to make it back to the diamond. Today’s development unfortunately ensures he’ll miss a significant portion of next season as well, meaning it’ll be well over a full calendar year between Cody’s most recent and next big league outings.
The 6’7″ hurler broke into the majors last season. Over the past two years, he’s tossed 34 innings over fifteen appearances in a swing capacity. Cody owns a solid 3.71 ERA despite strikeout and walk rates that are both a bit worse than league average (21.8% and 10.2%, respectively). He flashed a promising three-pitch mix in his limited look, though, and seemed to have a good chance at cracking an uncertain Texas pitching staff next year. That’ll now be put on hold for at least a few months.
Texas will need to reinstate Cody from the 60-day injured list over the offseason. He’ll occupy a spot on the 40-man roster throughout the winter but seems likely to wind up back on the 60-day IL at the start of next season. Cody isn’t on track to reach arbitration eligibility until the 2023-24 offseason.