Philadelphia right-hander Jake Arrieta likely will have season-ending surgery soon because of a bone spur in his pitching elbow.
Arrieta, who was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday, has been pitching through pain for several starts but his inability to go more than five innings led him to shut it down.
“I wanted to try to make it work for as long as possible,” Arrieta said. “I realized that I’m not able to give the team what it needs.”
Arrieta is 8-8 with a 4.64 ERA this season and was 10-11 with a 3.96 ERA in 2018.
Surgery for Taillon: Pittsburgh right-hander Jameson Taillon, out since May because of a forearm issue, had elbow surgery and will miss the 2020 season, the team announced.
Taillon, 27, went in for surgery on his right flexor tendon. But during the operation, Dr. David Altchek determined Taillon also needed surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow.
Taillon was 2-3 with a 4.10 ERA in seven starts this season.
Injury report: Washington right-hander Max Scherzer, limited to one start in the past five weeks because of a back issue, said he is ready to come off the IL and pitch. … Houston right-hander Gerrit Cole said he got encouraging results from an MRI exam on his right hamstring. He had discomfort in the hamstring while warming up Tuesday and was scratched from a scheduled start. “It’s not super serious,” Cole said … Tampa Bay outfielder Avisail Garcia was placed on the IL because of an oblique strain.
Briefly: Reliever Ryan Dull, designated for assignment by the Giants on Monday, was claimed on waivers by the Yankees. Dull had been claimed on waivers by the Giants on Aug. 5 after being designated for assignment by the A’s on Aug. 3. … Right-hander Jimmy Yacabonis was designated for assignment by the Orioles.
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