Astros RHP Luis Garcia underwent elbow surgery
Houston Astros Right-handed pitcher Luis Garcia had surgery on his right elbow Friday, general manager Dana Brown said.
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Ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction or Tommy John surgery means Garcia will miss the rest of the 2023 season and is expected to return in the 2024 season.
Garcia went on just eight pitches in a 7-3 home win over the San Francisco Giants on May 1 and was placed on the disabled list for the first time in his career in the majors and minors.
In six games this season (all starts), Garcia is 2-2 with a 4.00 ERA, 31 strikeouts, 10 walks and 25 hits in 27 innings. He is 28-19 with a 3.61 ERA over 69 games in 352 innings (63 starts), all in the Astros
The 26-year-old finished second in 2021 American League Rookie of the Year voting, going 11-8 with a 3.48 ERA in 30 appearances (28 starts).
THE AstrosThe rotation was already without Lance McCullers Jr., who sat out this season with a sprained forearm. Right-handed starter Jose Urquidy is on the 15-day IL with a shoulder injury and said Friday he hopes to resume pitching next week, according to the Houston Chronicle .
— Field Level Media