MLB Tampa Bay Rays

Brent Honeywell Suffers Another Setback

Written by Jameus Mooney

25-year-old Brent Honeywell was once the crown jewel of the Rays farmsystem, one of the top farms in baseball. He had a nasty screwball that tormented its way through the minor leagues in rather quick fashion. He was already in AAA by the time he was 22 with an ETA not too long after.

Then his mechanics gave out on him. He had Tommy John surgery that caused him to miss all of 2018. In a 2019 bullpen session on his road to recovery, he fractured his elbow and missed all of 2019. He was apart of Tampa Bay’s 60-man roster in 2020, but suffered a few injuries at the alternate site. It’s a probable theory that Shane McLanahan’s ALDS debut could have easily been Honeywell’s spot.

Honeywell hasn’t appeared in an organized baseball game since 2017. Now, he has undergone an arthroscopic procedure to alleviate some mild discomfort. The prognosis is optimistic, as it is not expected to impact his 2021 status. Yet, the number of arm injuries sustained without even throwing in an organized game is alarmingly high.

PSE wishes Honeywell the best of luck in his recovery.

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