Rangers pitching prospect Joe Palumbo will have Tommy John surgery on his left elbow early next week, the club announced Saturday.
Palumbo, the Rangers’ No. 6 prospect according to MLB.com, was turning heads in the organization. The left-hander was taken in the 30th round of the 2013 draft. He was 7-5 with a 2.24 ERA and 122 strikeouts over 96 1/3 innings for Low A Hickory in 2016.
The 22-year-old had allowed one earned run combined and recorded 22 strikeouts in his first three starts for High A Down East this season before leaving his last start early with the injury.