Athletics Reliever Has Tommy John Surgery

Oakland Athletics reliever Deolis Guerra has had Tommy John surgery. As a result of this, he will be out for the 2022 season and miss time during next year, too. 

Guerra just completed his first season with the Athletics last season. In 53 games, he had a 4-1 record, 4.11 ERA, and 62 strikeouts. It was the most that the 32-year-old was utilized at the major league level over his entire career, so it is certainly disappointing that he now has to miss an entire season after it. 

In 136 career games between the Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Angels, Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies, and Athletics, he has a 12-6 record, 4.54 ERA, and 145 strikeouts. Time will tell when he will be able to build on these totals. 

Nevertheless, this is tough news for Oakland, as they have lost one of their veteran relievers for the year. 

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