Ranger outfielder Eli Blanc underwent an internal orthosis procedure to repair a torn UCL in his right elbow, the team said. He should be missing six months.
This initial guess suggests White could be ready at some point during spring training next season. Even a slight delay in his recovery, however, could affect the 27-year-old’s preparation for opening day. White was recently placed on the 10-day injured list with what the team initially called elbow strain. With his 2021 season officially over, it wouldn’t be surprising if Texas moved him to the 60-day IL whenever the need for a 40-man position arises.
The Rangers acquired White from the A’s during the 2018-19 offseason as part of the deal that sent Jurickson Profar in Oakland. He reached majors for the first time last year and has totaled 272 MLB appearances over the past two seasons, hitting 0.179 / 0.254 / 0.293 with six home runs. He was more productive in Triple-A, compiling a mark of .265 / .353 / .434 in 579 trips to plate at the top of the minor leagues.
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