Ankle reconstruction surgery for Mitch Moreland is on hold at this time. Moreland is considering removal of the Os Trigonum bone in place of a reconstruction, and is currently seeking a second opinion. Os Trigonum removal would sideline Moreland for 3-4 weeks as opposed to the three month recovery from a full blow recovering.
Os Trigonum removal is the same procedure Geovany Soto had in February, and is the result of a congenital defect where there is a small extra bone behind the ankle. Os Trigonum syndrome is typically triggered by an injury, such as a sprain in the case of Moreland, and removal often relieves pain.
Odor good to go
Rougned Odor had a MRI on his right shoulder Monday morning, and the results were unremarkable. Odor will be available off the bench for Monday night’s game, and has been hitting from the cages. Roogie said that his shoulder felt good swinging the bat, but he will refrain from throwing the ball for a day or two unless he is needed on the field.
Holland to Arizona
Derek Holland will head to Arizona when the team heads out on a ten-game west coast road trip on Thursday. Holland participated in PFP work before Monday’s game, but the team decided that at this time he is not yet ready for a full blown rehab assignment.
“He’s not ready for competition” said manager Ron Washington. “My eyes tell me he’s not ready.”
Holland will participate in live batting practice while in Arizona and will continue with PFP work. Most likely, we won’t see Holland back in the majors until after the all star break.