Breaking: Red Sox Get Devastating News On Lucas Giolito

This wasn't how Lucas Giolito's debut with the Boston Red Sox was supposed to go. After signing a 2-year, $38.5 million contract in free agency this winter, Giolito was supposed to provide durability in the rotation. Now it appears that he might miss the entire 2024 season due to an elbow injury.

Jeff Passan is reporting that imaging showed that the 29-year-old Giolito likely has a partially torn UCL and flexor strain and may need surgery that could cause him to  miss the 2024 season.

Giolito has had at least 30 starts in four of the last five full seasons (and had 29 starts in the other), so this is the last thing the Red Sox would have expected when they signed the former Chicago White Sox ace. 

He had a very rough season in the second half last year, posting a 6.89 ERA with the Los Angeles Angels in six starts, and a 7.04 ERA with the Cleveland Guardians in the same amount of starts. But from 2019 through 2021, he had three straight seasons in the windy city with an ERA in the mid-3.00s, and although he stumbled the past couple of years, it was hoped he could return to his solid starter status.

Now, that will likely have to wait until 2025.

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