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Rangers Rookie Lefty Burke Will Miss 2020 With Torn Labrum

Brock Burke made his big league debut last August

Brock Burke #70 of the Texas Rangers pitches in the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at Globe Life Park in Arlington on Sept. 13, 2019 in Arlington, Texas.
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Texas Rangers rookie left-hander Brock Burke will miss the 2020 season because of a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

The Rangers said Monday the 23-year-old Burke is scheduled to have surgery Friday that will be performed by team physician Dr. Keith Meister. The recovery period is expected to be about a year.

Burke made his big league debut with the Rangers last August when he threw six scoreless innings against the Los Angeles Angels. He went 0-2 with a 7.43 ERA in six starts after allowing at least six runs in each of his last three appearances.

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Burke spent nearly two months on the injured list in the minor leagues early last season because of shoulder issues. General manager Jon Daniels said Burke has been through a series of treatments since the end of last season, including two injections

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