Los Angeles Angels right-hander Alex Meyer is likely to miss the 2018 season after surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder.
Meyer’s surgery will be performed Tuesday by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, and the typical recovery time is 12 months.
The 6-foot-9 starter, who pitched for the University of Kentucky in college, made a career-high 13 big-league appearances this season with the Angels, going 4-5 with a 3.74 ERA.
He hasn’t pitched in the majors since July 19 when he only gave up one hit and one walk in seven shutout innings in a win against the Washington Nationals. Meyer had seven strikeouts in the game.
Meyer pitched at UK from 2009 to 2011 and was 13-12 overall with a 4.71 ERA and 253 strikeouts in 212 innings. He was 7-5 with a 2.94 ERA as a junior during his final collegiate season.