Thornburg underwent Tommy John surgery this week, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Thornburg saved 13 games while posting a 2.15 ERA for the Brewers back in 2016, but it's been a brutal few years for him since then. He's now undergoing his second major surgery in the last four seasons after going through thoracic outlet surgery back in 2017. He's been limited to just 49.2 innings over the last three years, struggling to a 6.16 ERA. The timing of his latest surgery means he'll miss the entirety of the 2021 season. While he should be ready to go around Opening Day of 2022, he'll be a 33-year-old at that point whose last good season came six years earlier.
Thornburg (elbow) was transferred to the 45-day injured list Monday. The move ends Thornburg's season, as he was only just placed on the 10-day injured list with a sprained right elbow Friday. He'll finish the year having thrown seven innings of relief, striking out 10 and walking five while allowing three earned runs.
Thornburg was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right elbow sprain Friday. Thornburg was removed from Thursday's game against the Cubs as a result of his injury, and he'll spend time on the injured list as a result. It's unclear whether he'll recover quickly enough to return prior to the end of the regular season. Right-hander Jose De Leon was recalled by the Reds in a corresponding moe.
Thornburg was removed from Thursday's loss to the Cubs with an elbow injury, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports. The 31-year-old delivered a scoreless inning with three strikeouts before being lifted with the injury. Thornburg should be considered day-to-day until the team updates his status.
Thornburg left Thursday's game against the Cubs with an undisclosed injury, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Thornburg entered the game to get the final out in the fifth. He left with an injury after getting two outs in the sixth. It was not clear what was ailing Thornburg.
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