It almost seems as if to be a right of passage for every AL postseason team in 2020: Rays Yonny Chirinos, Colin Poche and Jalen Beeks, Yankees Luis Severino and Tommy Kahnle, Astros Justin Verlander and now Blue Jays Ken Giles.
They’ve all gone under the knife for Tommy John Surgery, none of these key pieces will pitch in the playoffs or for most, if not all, of 2021. It’s been a season to forget for the closer who was once one of the league’s most promising, as the freshly turned 30 year old has a 9.82 ERA on the year while being on and off of the IL.
For Giles, though, he had a strong track record heading into the season. In 2015, he had a 1.87 ERA. He has a 2.74 lifetime with 115 saves between the Phillies, Astros and Blue Jays. He was dealt to Houston in the 2016 Vince Velazquez deal and won a World Championship his penultimate year in Houston. In 2018, he was dealt to the Blue Jays for Roberto Osuna.
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