Marlins Star Prospect to Undergo Tommy John Surgery

Max Meyer's long-anticipated 2022 MLB debut lasted just six innings.

The Miami Marlins' second-ranked prospect underwent an MRI on Monday which revealed a torn UCL. He will undergo Tommy John reconstructive surgery in the near future. 
Meyer lasted just 10 pitches this past Saturday against the Pirates before leaving the game with right elbow discomfort. 

The Marlins placed the twenty-three-year-old on the 15-day injured list on Sunday with a right elbow strain. On Monday, Meyer went for an MRI which revealed a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament. 

This is really an unfortunate turn of events for Meyer, who came into the 2022 season as a top-30 MLB-ranked prospect and finally made his MLB debut on July 16. He'll finish his 2022 MLB season with just six innings pitched. 

Tommy John surgery is a lengthy recovery, and there's a good chance we don't see Max Meyer back in the major league until 2024, given the time and rehab that is required following the surgery. 

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