Andrew Kittredge, the All-Star closer for the Tampa Bay Rays, could not be available until the second half 2023 season.

Andrew Kittredge- All Star Closer

Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times reporter, reports that Kittredge will have Tommy John surgery. 

Andrew Kittredge- Tampa Bay Times Report

This will make him inactive for the near future. Kittredge could be back with the Rays next July.

Andrew Kittredge- Inactive in the near Future

Given that the recovery time for Tommy John surgery is between 12- and 15 months which means we will see him back in 2023.

Andrew Kittredge- Recovery Time

Kittredge's need for Tommy John surgery is a major blow to the pitcher and team. He was subsequently placed in the injured list.

Andrew Kittredge- Tommy John Surgery

This procedure takes around a month. Kittredge's right elbow was more damaged than the imaging showed.

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Andrew Kittredge- Takes Around a Month

Kittredge was 3-1 with five saves, and a 3.15 ERA (17 games) for the Rays this season.

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Andrew Kittredge- Five Saves

In 2021, the 32-year Kittredge made his debut all-star appearance. He was 9-3 with eight saves.

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