LSU junior right-hander Anthony Ranaudo will miss Friday’s scheduled start versus William & Mary due to discomfort in his throwing elbow, coach Paul Mainieri said Wednesday.
Mainieri said Ranaudo’s ailment is classified as a stress reaction that does not involve ligament damage, and it does not appear to be a long-term condition.
“He may just miss this start, or it may be another two or three weeks,“ Mainieri said. “We don’t think it’s a serious problem, but we don’t want to put Anthony on the mound until he feels 100 percent. He is one of the top pitchers in the country, and I’m certainly not going to do anything to jeopardize his career.”
Junior right-hander Austin Ross will start Friday’s game on the mound for LSU against William & Mary. Sophomore right-hander Joey Bourgeois will start Game 2 of the series on Saturday, and the pitcher for Sunday’s series finale will be determined as the weekend unfolds.