Athletics RHP Chris Bassitt to undergo Tommy John surgery
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.