July 15, 2024

Baltimore Orioles’ esteemed closer Felix Bautista has recently undergone two medical procedures on his pitching elbow. However, the team assures that these procedures, performed in Dallas on Friday, are not expected to impede his anticipated return in 2025 following his Tommy John surgery. Bautista, who underwent the significant surgery on his right arm in October, underwent elbow debridement and ulnar nerve transposition surgeries to address issues with scar tissue and nerve compression.

Orioles' Felix Bautista (partial UCL tear) may return this season - ESPN

The 28-year-old pitcher sustained an injury to his right ulnar collateral ligament during a game against the Colorado Rockies on August 25, causing him to miss the remainder of the 2023 season. Despite this setback, Bautista had been chosen for the All-Star Game and had established himself as one of the most dominant closers in the league. He boasted impressive stats, including an 8-2 record with 33 saves, a 1.48 ERA, and a 0.918 WHIP, along with 110 strikeouts in just 61 innings pitched.

Throughout his tenure with the Orioles spanning two seasons, Bautista has amassed notable achievements, tallying a record of 12-6 with a 1.85 ERA, a 0.924 WHIP, 48 saves, and 198 strikeouts in 121 relief appearances over 126 2/3 innings.

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