9 December 2023 6:45 PM
Tampa Bay Ray's Jeffrey Springs to have Tommy John surgery Monday

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Jeffrey Springs will have season-ending Tommy John surgery on Monday.

Rays manager Kevin Cash announced the news before Saturday’s game against the Chicago White Sox. Springs was moved from the 15- to the 60-day injured list.

Texas Rangers team physician Dr. Keith Meister, who specializes in the elbow ligament replacement procedure, will operate.

The 30-year-old Springs went 2-0 with an 0.56 ERA during the Rays’ 13-0 start.

The lefty departed after throwing two pitches in the fourth inning on April 13 against Boston. He threw a 79.8 mph changeup and a 83.5 mph slider to Justin Turner, then looked at his hand and elbow. His injury was initially diagnosed as ulnar nerve inflammation.

Springs went 9-5 with a 2.46 ERA in 33 games, including 25 starts, last season, his first in the Rays’ rotation. He signed a $31 million, four-year contract in January.

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