Dodgers Injury Update: Caleb Ferguson Says He ‘Feels Good’, Could He Pitch for LA in 2021?

Caleb Ferguson was on his way to having a breakout season for the Dodgers in 2020 before suffering a season-ending injury during a game against the San Diego Padres. Ferguson tore his ulnar collateral ligament and underwent Tommy John surgery for the second time in his young career.

We discuss Ferg’s brief but eye-opening 2020 season and react to his comments to the media about his rehab and if he could pitch in 2021. Plus, Ferguson reveals the most frustrating thing about going down with Tommy John for a second time.


Where do you stand? Would it be smart for the two-time Tommy John recipient to try and rush back to the big leagues? The typical recovery time for the surgery could put him on track for a September return but he says the team (smartly) won’t let him push it.


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  1. Ferguson should not be allowed to pitch until 2022. He showed real promise prior to the TJ surgery. He needs to let rehab run the full course.

  2. Ferguson will be used in Sept/Oct, then serve as a long-relief in 2022, then take Price’s spot in the rotation in 2023. Just a hunch…

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