Joe Ross underwent Tommy John surgery

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Nationals pitcher Joe Ross had Tommy John surgery performed on his right elbow, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports. Obviously, that will keep him out of action for the rest of the 2017 season and a good portion of next season as well.

Ross, 24, was diagnosed with a sprained right elbow last week after leaving Sunday’s start against the Braves in the fourth inning. He ends his 2017 campaign with a 5.01 ERA and a 68/20 K/BB ratio over 73 2/3 innings.

Ross will enter his first year of arbitration-eligibility after the 2018 season is under team control through 2021.