Yankees left-handed reliever Zack Britton underwent Tommy John surgery on Thursday, in addition to a bone chip removal from his pitching elbow. The procedures will put him out at least until the end of the 2022 season.
Britton has endured a nightmarish season that began with dropping 18 pounds during an offseason bout with COVID-19, left elbow surgery to remove a bone spur that cut short his spring and then a hamstring strain.
In 22 games, Britton had a 5.89 ERA this year, allowing 12 earned runs in 18.1 innings — he had three blown saves in four opportunities, and allowed at least one run in half of his outings, and 11 of his last 19.
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