Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Cardinals reliever John Brebbia underwent Tommy John surgery earlier this month in St. Louis. The right-hander felt discomfort in his elbow during spring training in March before MLB operations were shut down due to the pandemic.
Brebbia, 30, was among the Cardinals’ more reliable relievers last season, posting a 3.59 ERA with 87 strikeouts and 27 walks over 72 2/3 innings. He is entering his fourth major league season.
Brebbia will miss the entire 2020 season and likely some of the 2021 season as well. The recovery period for Tommy John surgery is typically between 12 and 15 months.