Cubs left-hander Brailyn Márquez underwent debridement surgical procedure on his throwing shoulder final month, vp of participant improvement Jared Banner advised reporters (including Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune). He’ll miss the rest of the 2022 season.
It’s a second consecutive misplaced season for Márquez, who hasn’t thrown a pitch in an affiliated recreation since 2020. That was a lone look throughout which he recorded two outs in reduction to make his main league debut. He in any other case spent the abbreviated season on the alternate coaching web site, and he’s misplaced every of the previous two years to harm.
Earlier than the well being woes set him off observe, Márquez was thought to be one of many sport’s most promising arms. He positioned amongst Baseball America’s high 100 prospects getting into each the 2020 and ’21 campaigns, displaying mid-rotation or higher upside when wholesome. Márquez averaged round 98 MPH on his heater throughout his lone large league outing, flashing the ability arm that led BA to position a top-of-the-scale grade on his fastball.
Márquez continues to be solely 23 years previous, so there’s a good bit of time for him to made good on his promise if he can put the shoulder woes behind him. He’s spent the previous two seasons on the minor league injured checklist, so he’s collected all of three days of main league service so far. He’s continued to depend for a spot on Chicago’s 40-man roster all through that point, and he’ll stay on the roster whereas on the minor league IL. Chicago may elect to recall Márquez and place him on the most important league 60-day IL at any time to clear a roster spot, however doing would require paying him on the prorated portion of the $700K MLB minimal wage.