The right pitcher operated to relieve symptoms of neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome, which causes pain in the shoulder, arm and neck. The operation was done at Washington University in St. Louis and was taken after consultation with several orthopedic and vascular surgeons in recent weeks.
Beyond the time you won’t be able to launch this year, this situation could leave Archer out of the team, because if Pittsburgh doesn’t exercise the $11 million option by 2021, the right-hander would not throw for the Buccaneers again.
Yesterday, Chris Archer underwent surgery to relieve symptoms of neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome.
Archer is projected to return to full competition for the 2021 season.
— Pirates (@Pirates) June 3, 2020
Acquired by the Pirates from the Rays in the middle of 2018 by Austin Meadows, Tyler Glasnow and Shane Baz, Archer was 6-12 with a 4.92 ERA 33 starts for Pittsburgh since his arrival on the team. With lasmayores.com information. Seventh Entry