Mariners reliever Chasen Bradford recently underwent Tommy John surgery, according to Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times (via Twitter). That makes it unlikely that he’ll return to action before the end of the 2020 campaign.
Bradford missed time earlier this year with a shoulder injury and then a forearm strain. Indication was at one point that he wasn’t expected to require any sort of surgery, but that obviously proved optimistic.
The 30-year-old Bradford has thrown in each of the past three MLB campaigns. He turned in a productive 2018 effort, working to a 3.69 ERA in 53 2/3 innings, but only made it through a dozen appearances this year before hitting the shelf.
A former 35th-round pick, Bradford will end the present season with just over two years of MLB service. He won’t yet be eligible for arbitration, but it seems unlikely he’ll hang onto his 40-man spot throughout the offseason.