Miami Marlins top prospect Max Meyer to have Tommy John surgery

Right-hander Max Meyer, the Miami Marlins’ top pick, will undergo Tommy John surgery, the team announced Thursday.

Meyer underwent an MRI on Monday, which revealed the injury, and the decision to have surgery was made after consulting with several doctors.

The operation will be performed on a date yet to be determined by Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed in Los Angeles.

One of the top prospects in baseball, Meyer was ranked 33rd overall by ESPN’s Kiley McDaniel prior to the season.

Meyer faced three batsmen and threw just 10 pitches before being removed in the first inning of his start against the Pittsburgh Pirates last Saturday. The Marlins had put him on their 15-day injured list on Sunday.

The 23-year-old Meyer, the third overall pick in the 2020 draft, made two starts this season before the injury and finishes the season with a 0-1 record and a 7.50 ERA in six innings, which included five carries and conceded seven hits, including two homers, batted six and walked two. Miami Marlins top prospect Max Meyer to have Tommy John surgery

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