New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reporters Saturday morning that right-hander Luis Gil will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery on Tuesday.
Gil, who was pitching with Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre, took himself out of the RailRiders’ game on Wednesday and immediately pointed to his elbow.
The 23-year-old allowed four earned runs in four innings of work in his lone MLB start last week against the Chicago White Sox. Gil also struggled in the minors this season, pitching to a 7.89 ERA in Triple-A.
Gil is in his final option year, meaning he will be out of options next year. Therefore, once he’s made his way back from this surgery, he won’t be able to be sent to the minors without first being exposed to waivers.