Dodgers left-handed reliever Caleb Ferguson will undergo Tommy John surgery, manager Dave Roberts told Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register and other reporters Thursday. Roberts said the procedure’s “imminent” for Ferguson, who previously underwent TJS in high school.
The Dodgers sent Ferguson to the injured list on Wednesday with UCL damage, and it seemed they feared the worst then, so it’s no surprise they’ll lose him for the remainder of the season. It’s a costly blow for the World Series-contending Dodgers’ superb bullpen, which saw Ferguson amass 18 1/3 innings of 2.89 ERA/3.56 FIP pitching with 13.02 K/9 and 1.45 BB/9 this year.
Fortunately for Los Angeles, it seems to have enough quality arms in its relief corps to make do without Ferguson. But the team will also have to do the same next year, as Tommy John surgery typically requires a 12- to 18-month recovery. That means Ferguson, now 24 years old, probably won’t take a major league mound again until 2022.
Sad to see this happen. I wish him the best of luck in his recovery and I’m looking forward to watching him again in a few years. Hopefully even better than he already is.
So sorry to see this. All the best to Caleb!
A 38th round pick who had TJ out of high school and made the bigs in 4 years. He knows what it takes and will be back strong.
this sucks as a dodgers fan to see but I wish him a safe and speedy recovery. He really was pitching well this year
Bummer. This was a breakout season for him. Not back to square one but pretty close.
I wish he could have dodged this.
As soon as his arm went limp mid pitch and he was trying to get feeling in his fingers, I knew it was bad. I had seen that reaction too many times before.
Wish Caleb the best. He was great This year, had seriously trimmed down in weight and his production quality had improved. And it’s his second TJS, sometimes this game just isn’t fair
Agree on all counts. Best of luck Ferguson. See you soon, hopefully.