Tyler Beede diagnosed with strained flexor, sprained UCL

Giants pitcher Tyler Beede exited Tuesday’s outing against the Rangers due to tightness in his right elbow. Per MLB.com’s Maria Guardado, the Giants announced that Beede underwent an MRI which showed a strained flexor and a sprained UCL. The club will seek a second opinion before determining where to go from here.

Beede, 26, was considered the frontrunner for the No. 5 spot in the Giants’ starting rotation. Last year, he posted a 5.08 ERA with 113 strikeouts and 46 walks over 117 innings of work in his first full season in the majors.

Beede’s injury opens the door for a handful of other candidates to join the rotation, including Tyson Ross, Trevor Cahill, Logan Webb, Andrew Suarez, and Dereck Rodríguez.