Niemann Has Surgery
RHP Jeff Niemann underwent what the team termed successful surgery this morning in Arlington, with Dr. Keith Meister debriding (cleaning up) Niemann’s labrum and rotator cuff. The team confirmed that Niemann is not expected to pitch again this season.
Niemann pitched relatively effectively in spring training but with diminished velocity and lost out on the final rotation spot to Roberto Hernandez, then said the soreness in his shoulder increased as he tried to get adjusted to the bullpen routine.
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