Unfortunate news for Beaver nation and baseball fans alike; starting pitcher and former MLB first round draft pick Drew Rasmussen has undergone his second Tommy John Surgery and will miss the upcoming season (according to Kerry Eggers).
The hard throwing righty was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the first round of the 2017 MLB draft (31st overall), but in an unexpected twist did not sign with the club. The Rays had concerns with his elbow after seeing his follow-up MRI and he will now start recovery from a second Tommy John surgery.
In other unfortunate injury news, starting defensive back Dwayne Williams tore his ACL against Minnesota and is out for the rest of the season.
‘@BeaverFootball Dwayne Wiliams (knee) will have ACL surgery and is lost for the season.— kerry eggers (@kerryeggers) September 11, 2017
Dwayne Williams has played very well for Oregon State when healthy, but unfortunately has been hit with the injury bug. The Beavers have already been struggling on defense and a depleted secondary will only exacerbate the problem.
- On the good news front, some former Beavs have been making a splash in the NFL. Jordan Poyer had quite the debut with the Buffalo Bills, racking up a sack and an interception on the opening NFL weekend.
- Johnny Hekker continues to impressive as arguably the top punter in the NFL. He’s certainly getting paid like it. Pat McAfee even broke down Hekker’s greatness, check it out (cool stuff).
- And finally, Darwin Barney forgot how to slide... Pat Casey is shaking his head in disappointment somewhere.