Eugenio Suarez undergoes shoulder surgery due to swimming pool injury
We have our first weird injury of the 2020 MLB season.
Cincinnati Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez underwent surgery Tuesday to remove a loose cartilage from his right shoulder, and he will be limited for the start of spring camp. The injury came as a result of an unspecified swimming pool injury.
The Reds announce that Eugenio Suárez had surgery Tuesday to remove loose cartilage in his right shoulder, an injury suffered recently in a swimming pool. Suárez's physical activity will be limited at the start of camp; he'll be ready to play toward the beginning of the season.
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) January 28, 2020
The lack of detail about how the injury came about only makes it more intriguing, but for now we’ll be left to imagine how Suarez hurt his shoulder in a swimming pool.
The Reds, who have made big moves ahead of the 2020 season, can’t really afford to lose Suarez to start the season. He was key to their offense last year, hitting .271 with 49 home runs. If the Reds contend like they hope to in 2020, he will be a big part of why.