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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