Bryan Mata Injury:
News emerged yesterday that Boston Red Sox top pitching prospect Bryan Mata would be sidelined with a UCL tear in his pitching elbow. An Ulnar Collateral Ligament tear is one of the ligaments on the inner side of the elbow is torn. The 21-year-old is only one month into spring training when the injury occurred. Manager Alex Cora is optimistic that he will not need surgery and hopefully rehab will help. With any type of injury, you fear the worse that a pitcher may need Tommy John’s surgery. In this case, hopefully, Bryan can come back sooner than later and help the team.
Mata future with the organization:
With the injury being a slight setback, Bryan Mata still might have a good chance to make the ball club this season. It has been over two years since he last pitched in a game. He last pitched with Salem in 2019. It would be a big jump from the minors to the majors for Mata. Bryan would bolster the Sox’s bullpen once he recovers from his tear.
Bryan Mata will probably start the season in Worcester:
MLB will be once again bringing back its alternate site where players will be playing and practicing against each other to start the season. Red Sox is hoping that Mata will be ready to go by then so he can get back to full health and be a call-up during the season. Whenever he is ready to make his MLB debut, Mata will be ready to pitch at Fenway in the bright lights.