The Texas Rangers got some unfortunate news with Spring Training getting going for the team.
Texas announced on Monday that top pitching prospect Brock Burke will undergo surgery to repair a partial tear of his labrum in his throwing shoulder on Friday and will miss the entire 2020 season.
Ranked as the Rangers’ No. 7 prospect by MLB.com, Burke likely wasn’t going to break camp with Texas this spring.
Even then, it’s a major set back for the 23-year-old lefty and former third-round pick. Burke made his debut with the Rangers last August, pitching to a 7.43 ERA and 1.54 WHIP in six starts.