Gil Meche had made two consecutive rehab starts in the minor leagues and things seemed to be going moderately well. Apparently that's not the case.
Ned Yost is now telling people that Meche will require surgery and miss the rest of the year.
This coming five days after David DeJesus suffered a season-ending injury.
This Meche mess goes back some time.
Back on May 25, Meche gave up four home runs in a loss to the Rangers which put his ERA at a devil-like 6.66. The Royals soon after placed him on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder bursitis expecting him back sometime after the All-Star break.
On July 15, after the All-Star break, the Royals transferred him to the 60-day DL which would put his return at the end of July.
So here we sit at the end of July with Meche now getting shoulder surgery ending his season.
This is a disappointing end to Meche's season.
Meche's name reportedly came up in trade talks with the Mets so it's unclear if they knew the extent of his condition at the time.