San Diego Padres outfielder Franchy Cordero recently underwent an MRI on his injured right elbow which revealed a bone spur. He could rest and rehab it and see where it goes, but the 23-year-old is reportedly considering going in for surgery.
Franchy Cordero has a bone spur in his right elbow, an MRI revealed. He's mulling surgery. Would keep him out a couple months.— AJ Cassavell (@AJCassavell) June 20, 2018
If he does opt to go under the knife, Cordero would out for most of the rest of the 2018 season. Cordero initially landed on the disabled list with a strained right forearm, but during his rehab assignment he was shut down after feeling some discomfort in his elbow when swinging a bat.
Cordero was one of the brighter spots in the Padres lineup before he landed on the disabled list. In 40 games, the outfielder was slashing .237/.307/.439 with 13 extra-base hits (seven home runs) and 19 RBI.
There's plenty of swing-and-miss in his game, but he possesses some legit power that translates at the big league level. If he can refine his swing and be a little more disciplined, he'll be a valuable piece for this team.