After a disappointing losing season, the Chicago White Sox have been looking to bolster their roster in order to improve for the next. Part of that was identifying promising prospects to add to their squad, which includes
Hahn on Dane Dunning: “Everything’s on the table including a potential Tommy John surgery.”— Chuck Garfien (@ChuckGarfien) March 13, 2019
Dunning was having an outstanding 2018 season before injury cut it short.
He was expected by some to get a shot at the professional level this year. However, due to injury, he was not called up to spring training and may be expected to play for the Double-A Birmingham team.
In response to a setback in his throwing program, White Sox say prospect RHP Dane Dunning is returning to visit Dr. James Andrews on Monday with “all options on the table.”— James Fegan (@JRFegan) March 13, 2019
Tommy John surgery is one such option
The recovery time for Tommy John surgery for pitchers is around 12-to-15 months, meaning that Dunning will be out for the whole year. His decision has not been made as of yet, but if Dunning chooses to have the surgery, it will be yet another set back in the White Sox's hopeful resurgence.