Twins RHP Anthony DeSclafani to miss 2024 after forearm surgery

Sat Mar 30 1:39pm ET
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Minnesota Twins right-hander Anthony DeSclafani underwent forearm flexor tendon surgery and will miss the entire 2024 season.

Expected to be a starter on the back end of the Minnesota rotation, DeSclafani was diagnosed with a right elbow strain in mid-March and was placed on the 60-day injured list Thursday in advance of the regular season.

With a timetable for a return set at 13 months, DeSclafani will miss the start of the 2025 season as well.

Traded from the San Francisco Giants to the Seattle Mariners on Jan. 5, DeSclafani was then moved to the Twins in a Jan. 29 deal.

DeSclafani is in the American League for the first time after spending nine seasons with the Miami Marlins (2014), Cincinnati Reds (2015-20) and Giants. He went 4-8 with a 4.88 ERA in 19 appearances (18 starts) for San Francisco last season but did not pitch after July 23 because of a forearm strain.

In 180 career appearances (169 starts), DeSclafani is 54-56 with a 4.20 ERA.

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