Phillies reliever to have surgery on elbow/forearm


Phillies reliever Adam Morgan will have surgery on Thursday to repair a flexor pronator injury in the area of his left elbow/forearm.

Recovery from the surgery is generally six to eight months. Barring something unforeseen, the left-hander is expected to pitch in 2021.

Morgan, 30, pitched well out of the Phillies bullpen in 2018 and for the first half of the 2019 season. He suffered a forearm strain midway through the 2019 season and ended up missing the final two months with what was termed a flexor strain. 

Morgan pitched in 17 games during the 2020 season, but it was clear he was not right. His fastball velocity was down and his ERA (5.54) was up. He spent some time on the injured list with what was called shoulder fatigue. 

Morgan's contract called for him to make $1.58 million in 2020. He is eligible for salary arbitration for the final time this winter.

Morgan will become the second Phillie to have elbow surgery this offseason. Rhys Hoskins had surgery to repair a tear in the ulna collateral ligament in his left elbow last week.

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