Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Brandon Woodruff has undergone surgery.
Local media outlets, including MLB.com, reported the news of Woodruff’s surgery on Thursday, citing a team announcement.
Woodruff underwent surgery on Friday local time to repair the anterior capsule in his right shoulder.
The surgery was performed in Dallas, Texas, under the care of Dr. Keith Meister.
He is expected to miss all or most of the 2024 season, the Brewers added.
Earlier, Woodruff was sidelined for the postseason after a shoulder strain was discovered before the Wild Card Series. The team was eliminated in the Wild Card Series by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
He sought a second opinion and treatment options, but ultimately concluded that surgery was the best option.
The outcome was somewhat predictable. Woodruff was placed on the disabled list in April with shoulder inflammation and returned in early August.
As a result, he only threw 67 innings in 11 games this season. When he could pitch, he was good. He went 5-1 with a 2.28 ERA.
This injury comes at a bad time. Woodruff will be eligible for free agency after the 2024 season. He will be forced to find a new team after his rehabilitation.
For now, the Brewers plan to focus on his recovery. “Brandon is not only one of the best pitchers in franchise history, but he is also a valuable member of our organization off the field,” said general manager Matt Arnold. “His health is our top priority at this point.”
A two-time All-Star, Woodruff compiled a 46-26 record with a 3.10 ERA in 130 appearances over seven seasons in the majors. 토토사이트