According to Bill Brink, Pirates' GM Neal Huntington informed him that Casey Sadler had Tommy John surgery after the season ended. The timing of the surgery means that he will miss the entire 2016 season. The 25-year-old righty made one spot start for the Pirates this season, allowing two runs over five innings back in early April. He then went down to Indianapolis and started off strong, tailing off at the end and eventually being shutdown at the end of June.

In early July, he admitted that he was dealing with a right forearm strain all season and rest and rehab couldn't fix the problem. Due to the timing of the injury and eventual shutdown, Sadler would have missed all of 2016 anyway, so the rest/rehab attempt made sense.

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John Dreker
John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.