Eovaldi will undergo procedures to repair a torn flexor tendon and a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament. This will be the second time the right-hander will go through Tommy John surgery in his life. He also had to go through it as a 17-year-old during his high school playing days.
He was placed on the disabled list after leaving Wednesday's game against the Boston Red Sox following one inning. At the time, the team called the issue "elbow discomfort." Eovaldi went for an MRI, and would then go on to seek a second opinion. That second opinion came Tuesday, and the results mean that the 26-year-old's career may be over.
The former Marlin said he started to feel discomfort days after an August 4th start against the New York Mets. He claims there was very little pain, just a "little pinch", so he did not inform anyone of the issue, which is much more serious than first suspected.