08 Nov Casey Sadler – A Bumpy Road
By E. J.
This year, Casey Sadler has been on the rise. He started this season with the Durham Bulls, the Triple A team affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. Then he was brought up to the majors and then down to the minors. Then he went back up again before he was traded to Los Angeles. Then he played for their affiliate team in Oklahoma.
But the whole summer was not a letdown. He spent his summer playing with the best teams in baseball and has made some really good friends. He also had a 2.18 ERA, and had 31 consecutive strikeouts, an all-time high for Casey Sadler.
He probably won’t get a spot with The LA Dodgers in 2020 but is expected to have a good career next year. Casey started his MLB career in 2010 when the Pittsburgh Pirates drafted him in the 25th round from Western Oklahoma State.
In 2016, he was told that he would have to have Tommy John surgery. If you know anything about Tommy John surgery, you probably know that when a pitcher has this specific kind of surgery, they usually don’t come back. It would be the end of their career.
Casey spent the rest of 2016 recovering from Tommy John surgery, and in 2017 returned to his previous form. In 2018 he reappeared in two games for Pittsburgh after he recovered fully.
Casey has had an amazing career – recovering from a destructive arm surgery as well as the highs and lows in MLB and AAA teams – and has praised his Lord and Savior throughout the entire adventure.