Wilson underwent Tommy John surgery Friday, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Wilson had been sidelined with an elbow injury since late April, and he moved to the 60-day injured list in late May. Following Friday's procedure, the southpaw will be sidelined for the remainder of the 2022 season and most or all of the 2023 campaign. It's a discouraging development for the 34-year-old, who had been effective over a limited sample in 2022, allowing just one run on three hits and no walks while striking out seven in 3.2 relief innings.
Wilson (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Friday. Wilson landed on the injured list in late April due to an elbow injury, and he'll be ineligible to return to action until at least late June after being moved to the 60-day IL. However, a recovery timetable for the left-hander hasn't yet been revealed.
Wilson was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday, retroactive to April 24. Wilson pitched just once in the last week, and he's apparently dealing with an elbow issue that will force him to miss at least a week and a half. The severity of his injury isn't yet known, but the Reds selected the contract of Phillip Diehl to provide another left-handed arm in the bullpen.
Wilson is part of a large group of pitchers who could close games for the Reds this season according to manager David Bell, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Lucas Sims looked like the top candidate but will open the season on the injured list due to elbow troubles. Wilson has 18 career saves, but the 34-year-old doesn't look like the same guy he was at his peak. He stumbled to a career-high 5.29 ERA and a career-low 19.5 percent strikeout rate in 34 innings last season.
Wilson has exercised his player option and will remain with the Reds for next season. Wilson will be owed $2.3 million next year. The lefty struggled to a 7.50 ERA in 18 innings for the Yankees to start the year but posted a 2.81 ERA in 16 frames after midseason trade to the Reds.
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