The Dodgers’ bullpen was dealt a fairly significant blow with the loss of Caleb Ferguson for the rest of the year. Facing a UCL tear in his elbow, they could potentially be without him for the entire 2021 season as well, depending on how recovery goes.
On Tuesday afternoon, Ferguson gave an update on his status via Instagram. The Dodgers reliever came out of Tommy John surgery in good spirits and wanted to give an update to fans who were wondering how he was doing.
Surgery was successful this AM and I am doing good. Thank you for all the thoughts and prayers as they didn’t go unnoticed. I’ll be watching the boys bring that championship to LA. Road to 2022 starts now!
Ferguson was removed in the middle of an inning last week when he appeared to have clearly injured something. Original speculation was that he might have felt something in his lower body, but the elbow injury was later confirmed by Dave Roberts. The Dodgers were not able to diagnose the UCL tear until a few days later with Ferguson back in Los Angeles.
Caleb had been putting together a pretty good season working out of the Dodgers bullpen. He made 21 appearances and pitched to a 2.89 earned run average with the highest strikeout rate of his career. Ferguson had also found a way to get right-handed hitters out, holding them to a very low .178 batting average.
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