Not everybody is taking being in quarantine well.
Texas Rangers pitcher James Jones is now slated to miss the entire Major League Baseball 2020 season after suffering a torn patella tendon in his right knee. It was seriously just a freak quarantine incident.
“Rangers LHP James Jones tore the patella tendon in his right knee on Monday,” Sullivan said via Twitter. “Injury occurred when he tripped on one of his son’s toys and fell. He had surgery on Wednesday and is expected to be sidelined until spring training 2021.”
It was just last season when Jones earned the nod as the 2019 True Ranger Award for being the minor league player who best represented the “core values” of the Texas Rangers organization “both on and off the field.”
The left-handed reliever posted a 2.67 ERA and 1.16 WHIP with 71 strikeouts in 64 innings in Double-A and Triple-A action in 2019.