ATL WS contributor Anderson out for season due to Tommy John surgery.

Ian Anderson (25), who took the lead in winning the World Series by the Atlanta Braves, will end this season with elbow ligament surgery (Tommy John surgery).

Major League Baseball (MLB) official website and other foreign media reported on the 12th (Korean time) that “Anderson is expected to receive Tommy John surgery for his right elbow.” The media said, “Pitchers who have undergone Tommy John surgery need 12 to 18 months to recover. Anderson is expected to return during the 2024 season.”

Anderson is a top prospect who received the third 메이저놀이터overall pick in the 2016 draft. He was nominated as a key prospect by Atlanta, which was in the process of rebuilding at the time, and debuted in the big leagues in 2020, a shortened season. With Anderson’s joining, Atlanta, whose starting lineup has become solid, has risen to the National League Championship Series in 2020 and to the World Series in 2021, successfully winning the championship. Anderson played a decisive role in the team’s championship in the 2021 postseason by pitching an ace with 2 wins in 4 games and an ERA of 1.59.

However, last year did not go well. He appeared in 22 games and went 10-6, but had an earned run average of 5.00. He eventually went down to Triple-A at the end of the season, and was also excluded from the opening entry this season. 

He seems to have considered whether or not he was injured, not just because he was sluggish. Anderson played only one game in the minor leagues, recording 3 home runs and 6 runs (4 earned runs) in 2/3 innings.

“It’s just one of those things that can happen. That’s the life of a pitcher,” said Atlanta coach Brian Snicker, expressing hope that Anderson will be able to return safely after surgery.

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