Sophomore pitcher Hunter Newman will undergo a CAT scan after an MRI revealed issues, coach Paul Mainieri said, and freshman hurler Troy Whitty will undergo surgery for a torn meniscus.
Also, freshman pitcher Christian Pelaez remains in doubt to pitch this season and will have a CAT scan on a shoulder injury that stretches back to his days in high school.
Newman, expected to compete for a starting spot this year, began feeling soreness in his throwing shoulder the week before preseason practice began.
He was removed from the starting battle and replaced by junior college transfer Kyle Bouman.
Whitty, a right-handed pitcher out of Easton, Mass., injured his knee early in preseason practice while fielding ground balls. He tweeted Wednesday night that he’ll undergo surgery Thursday.
Please send a prayer for my surgery tomorrow
— Troy Whitty (@troywhitty) February 20, 2014
Pelaez will likely redshirt this season. The Miami native was expected to have began rehabilitation last month. He’ll have a CAT scan soon, Mainieri said.