Star Auckland Tuatara pitcher Kyle Glogoski will play no further part in the club's inaugural season in the Australian Baseball League.
The Kiwi, who is signed with the Philadelphia Phillies, joined the team under strict limitations from his Major League Baseball side. With just one inning start remaining in his allotment of five, he's now been shut down citing fatigue.
The 19-year-old had been experiencing tightness and soreness in his pitching arm over the last week, and it had become increasingly slow to recover.
He was slated to pitch his last game next weekend when the side meets fellow expansion franchise Geelong Korea in Australia, but will no longer be travelling with the side.
Instead, the Aucklander will remain in NZ to spend some time with family before he departing for the US to join the Phillies for spring training in a few weeks.
“It is frustrating not to be there for my final start and help the boys out but it has been a big season for me and I need to think long-term,” Glogoski said.
"I appreciate the Tuatara being so careful with me," said a frustrated Glogsoki. "I’m not injured but my arm is definitely starting to feel tired.
"I’ll keep working out every day but I won’t throw for a few weeks. I will be good to go for spring training."
Glogoski has been a shining light for the ABL newcomers, beginning his stint with a no-hitter in his season-opener against Perth then tearing through Brisbane a week later, displaying the kind of pedigree that has him earmarked for a huge future.
The Tuatara will look to salvage some pride against the Sydney Blue Sox at McLeod Park on Sunday after heavy defeats in the first three games of their series.