Carter Kieboom To Undergo Tommy John Surgery
Nationals infielder Carter Kieboom will miss the entire 2022 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, manager Dave Martinez told reporters (including Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post). The 24-year-old has been on the IL since Spring Training because of a UCL strain in his throwing elbow.
It’ll be a lost critical development year for Kieboom. A former first-round pick, the righty-hitting infielder later developed into one of the sport’s top prospects. He reached the big leagues late in 2019, his age-21 season. The following winter, Baseball America ranked the Georgia native as the most promising player in the Washington farm system and named him the #15 prospect league-wide. The hope was that he’d cement himself as the third baseman of the future after Anthony Rendon departed in free agency, but he’s not yet staked a claim to that job.
More to come.