Athletics RHP Chris Bassitt to undergo Tommy John surgery

Friday May 6th, 2016

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Oakland Athletics righthanded pitcher Chris Bassitt will undergo Tommy John surgery on Friday, the Associated Press reports.

Bassitt was placed on the disabled list last week after allowing a career-high seven runs in 3 2/3 innings in a 7–3 loss to the Detroit Tigers. His elbow was examined by Dr. Timothy Kremchek, who determined Bassitt would need to undergo the ulnar ​collateral ligament replacement proceedure. 

Bassitt made his major league debut in 2014 and has pitched in 29 MLB games, 23 of which have been starts. He owns a 4.13 ERA with a 2–11 record over three seasons of professional experience. 

He was acquired by the A’s in the 2014 trade that sent Jeff Samardzija to the White Sox.

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