Jewell has ankle surgery, out for rest of season

June 27th, 2018

BOSTON -- After being carted off the field in the eighth inning of the Angels' 9-6 loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday, rookie right-hander had season-ending surgery on Friday to repair a fractured right fibula.

Jewell's timetable for a return to play is expected to be six months.

Jewell, who was pitching in his third MLB game after being recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday, uncorked a wild pitch during an at-bat against Mitch Moreland, prompting J.D. Martinez to attempt to score from third base. Catcher fielded the ball and threw to Jewell as he ran toward the plate, but Jewell's right spike appeared to get caught under him, causing his leg to bend awkwardly.

Athletic trainers from both dugouts immediately attended to Jewell, who was later taken to Massachusetts General Hospital for further treatment.

"I felt bad," Martinez said. "I kept saying, 'I didn't touch him. I didn't touch him.' I didn't even feel any impact or anything like that, so those are kind of the scariest ones almost. It looked like he was in a lot of pain. Obviously, prayers to him, and I feel bad. You never want to see that happen."

Jewell's injury capped a tough day for the Angels, who placed on the disabled list with inflammation in his left shoulder and elbow and announced that infielder Zack Cozart will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery. The club currently has 13 players on the disabled list.

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"It was really sad, especially for a young guy," Maldonado said of Jewell. "It's always hard when you have to see a teammate go down like that."