Keaton McKinney’s elbow gave him some trouble after his start against Bucknell a few weeks back and he hasn’t pitched in a game since. He was told it might be in his best interest to sit out this season and apply for a sixth-year waiver next year, and have surgery to remove what is being called a “floater” in his elbow, which I assume to be a bone chip. McKinney received a second opinion from a doctor who said he might be able to pitch again without surgery.

For the time being he is sitting out for at least another week or two.

Sad news for McKinney and the Hogs. Hope he makes the right choice. Don’t want to see a young man ruin any hope of pitching by rushing back too soon.

Agree with your thought, SoArk.

Also . . . just another example of why you can never have enough pitchers/pitching on your team. Almost every season, something like this happens to one or two of the guys you figure will be main cogs to the rotation.

Best wishes to Keaton, whichever route he goes.