BREAKING: Guardians Receive SHOCKING News On Shane Bieber After 2 Perfect Starts

Absolutely brutal news.

In a stunning announcement, Cleveland Guardians ace starter Shane Bieber is out for the season after it was revealed that he will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery.

Bieber had fired off two perfect starts to the season, but he had apparently been dealing with pain after his Opening Day start that continued through his most recent outing against the Seattle Mariners. 

What was to be a crucially important contract year for Bieber, is now gone, just two starts in.

It's brutal news for the Guardians and all of baseball, as one of the premier starters in the MLB is done for the season just a week in.

Bieber was the best starter in the MLB a week into the season, firing off a league-leading perfect 0.00 ERA, 0.10 WHIP, 20 strikeouts and a 2-0 record over 12 innings. 

Another blow for Bieber, is that, due to the timing of the injury, he will also miss a good chunk of the 2025 season and we likely won't see him till midway through next year.

The Guardians released the following statement:

Following his first start in Oakland and subsequent start in Seattle on April 2, Shane Bieber experienced a recurrence of medial right elbow pain. This recurrence of symptoms prompted further medical due diligence, including imaging and evaluation by our team physicians.  Imaging and evaluations confirmed the presence of a re-injury to Shane’s proximal ulnar collateral ligament.  Additional medical opinions from leading sports medicine physicians, Drs. Keith Meister and Neal ElAttrache, confirmed the diagnosis.

Given the recurrence of symptoms following an extended period of rest and rehabilitation during the 2023 season and subsequent off-season, surgical reconstruction of the ulnar collateral ligament has been recommended. We are in the process of coordinating surgery with Dr. Meister in Dallas.

Bieber, a Cy-Young Award winner, 2-time All-Star, and one-time Gold Glover will be an unrestricted free agent next season.

Over his seven-year MLB career, spent entirely with Cleveland, the 29-year-old holds a 3.22 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, with 958 strikeouts across 843 innings and 136 appearances.

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