Marlins’ Sandy Alcantara undergoes Tommy John surgery, will miss all of 2024 

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By Samantha Stephensen

Miami Marlins News

Miami Marlins Cy Young winner Sandy Alcantara announced Friday that he underwent Tommy John surgery and will miss the entire 2024 season.

Alcantara had been sidelined since Sept. 3, after an eight-inning outing. He didn’t repeat the numbers that earned him the Cy Young award 2022, but he still led a strong Marlins rotation with 184 2/3 innings pitched in 28 starts.

Miami placed Alcantara on the 15-day injured list three days after his final start with what the team said was a right forearm flexor strain. He made a rehab start later in the month, throwing four innings for Triple-A Jacksonville, but was later diagnosed with a UCL sprain and shut down for the season.

Friday’s announcement means that his sprained UCL was in need of a full repair.

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The loss of Alcantara next season will be massive for the Marlins, who went 84-78 and were swept by the Philadelphia Phillies in the wild-card round. Alcantara has thrown 619 innings the past three seasons, the most by any pitcher in MLB, with a 3.14 ERA.

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