Two former Indiana prep standouts will not be on a MLB opening day roster due to arm injuries.

 

Drey Jameson, a Greenfield Central product that went on to pitch for Ball State University had Tommy John surgery back at the end of 2023.  Jameson made his major debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks last year, but strained his ulnar collateral ligament in an appearance against the New York Mets on July 6 and landed on the injured list soon after.

The 26-year-old chose to rehab over having the surgery in an effort to pitch again at the end of this season, but he was never able to get back to the mound.  He has recently been placed on the 60 day injury list.

Sam Bachman, a Hamilton Southeastern product who went on to pitch for Miami of Ohio is also on the injury list. Bachman is expected to miss the first month of the season following right shoulder surgery last October.

Bachman missed the final three months of last season with a shoulder issue which eventually required a cleanup procedure. The 24-year-old was pitching in relief for the Angels before getting hurt but is slated to open the 2024 season in the Triple-A Salt Lake rotation, once healthy.

 

Drey Jameson: Arizona Diamondbacks

Sam Bachman: Los Angles Angels