July 26, 2021

Tyler Thornburg Undergoes Tommy John Surgery (MLB Trade Rumors)

Reds right-hander Tyler Thornburg underwent Tommy John surgery earlier this week, Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports (Twitter link).  Thornburg was placed on the 10-day injured list with an elbow sprain eight days ago and then shifted to the 45-day IL last Monday, officially ending his season.

Given the usual 12-15 month recovery time associated with Tommy John procedures, Thornburg will almost certainly miss the entire 2021 season.  It is the latest in a series of tough injuries for the 31-year-old, who has been limited to 269 1/3 innings and 192 appearances in the big leagues since 2012.  Thornburg previously missed the entire 2017 season and much of 2018 due to thoracic outlet syndrome surgery.

More analysis to come…

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