San Francisco Giants reliever, Berlin native Matt Carasiti to have Tommy John surgery, miss season

Published on Monday, 9 March 2020 16:17
Written by RYAN CHICHESTER

@ryanchichester1

Berlin native Matt Carasiti was dealt a brutal piece of injury news on Monday after what had been a promising start to spring training with the San Francisco Giants.

Carasiti, who had emerged as a candidate for the Giants’ bullpen in 2020, injured his elbow while making a spring training appearance on Thursday and will require Tommy John surgery, according to Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic, which the 28-year-old will undergo on Tuesday.

Carasiti will miss all over 2020, as he faces a 12-14 month recovery period.

A former pitcher for Berlin High School, Carasiti had struck out seven batters over five innings of work this spring, and was turning heads in Giants camp after pitching just 9 2/3 innings with the Seattle Mariners last season. A sixth-round pick of the Colorado Rockies in the 2012 draft, Carasiti tossed 15 2/3 frames with the Rockies in 2016 before spending time in the Cubs’ minor league system and with the Tokya Yakult Swallows in Japan.

Carasiti holds a 4.26 ERA over 432 2/3 career innings at the minor league level, but just 25 1/3 innings in the majors. He’ll have to wait at least another year for another shot.



Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin on Monday, 9 March 2020 16:17. Updated: Monday, 9 March 2020 16:20.