Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop prospect Robbie Glendinning will have Tommy John surgery soon, which will put him out for the entire 2021 season and possibly all of the 2021-22 winter season in Australia as well. He suffered a complete tear of his UCL while throwing from a distance of 220 feet while playing catch during a recent practice. The severity of the injury could keep him out for up to 12 months, which is a little longer than most return dates you hear for position players. Glendinning will fly to the U.S. in the upcoming days for the surgery.
During this winter in Australia, Glendinning hit .343/.443/.507 in 20 games, with three homers, 21 RBIs, 20 runs scored and ten walks.