Clarke Schmidt has had tougher moments than we he got the new Monday that his season was over due to a torn elbow ligament. The USC righthander was by his brother’s side in 2015 when he learned he had cancer. Clate Schmidt beat the disease and returned to pitch again for Clemson. Clarke Schmidt has the same goal with his situation though he knows that most likely his next pitch will come for a pro team.
Schmidt will fly to New York Tuesday and have surgery Wednesday. He and his family have chosen Dr. David Altchek, the Mets medical director, as the surgeon.
Thursday Schmidt met with the media for the first time since learning his diagnosis.