The White Sox announced on Friday that hardthrowing righthander Michael Kopech, who made his MLB debut in August, will likely undergo Tommy John surgery.  If he does need the surgery, he will miss the entire 2019 season.

The news didn’t seem to bother Kopech too much.  He and girlfriend Vanessa Morgan bought a puppy.

If you were going to get a puppy it’s not a bad time to do so.  Should he undergo the surgery, Kopech would have a lot more time at home in between rehab sessions.