(GAME DATE — June 19, 2020) — The season is ending on a bad note for Sergio Maestas, reliever for the Dallas Deputies. It was announced today that he will miss the rest of the season because of injury. Maestas was hurt against the Norfolk Sharks while throwing a pitch. He suffered a partially torn labrum and will be out for at least 4-5 months.
Maestas had just closed out the 5th inning with his team behind 1 run to Norfolk, inducing a Mike Ryba ground into a double play with his first and only pitch of the game, a rare 0.2 inning appearance in which he faced just one batter.
By the 6th inning, Dallas had replaced him with Nate Weil, who would later earn a loss decision as the Deps went down 4-2.
This is the second time this season Maestas was out with shoulder trouble, and he suffered the exact same injury to the same arm back in spring training, and missed three months. He returned to service on June 4 in a rehab game in the AAA-level Cow League.
Today was his third Bull League appearance in the regular season since returning from his spring injury. The 37-year-old from Colombia will take some time to reflect on his career and decide whether to continue playing or hang up the cleats.