Nathan Eovaldi had a right elbow arthroscopy to have loose bodies removed from his throwing elbow on Tuesday morning.
The typical recovery time for this surgery is four to six weeks. The Red Sox announced they expect Eovaldi to make a full recovery and be back to pitching again in six weeks.
It’s the same procedure he had while with the Rays late last March. He then made his season debut on May 30, though he said over the weekend he thinks he could return even quicker this year because he’s not simultaneously recovering from Tommy John surgery and didn’t expect to lose any strength due to the procedure.
“He should be fine and ready to roll,” manager Alex Cora said.
Hector Velazquez will fill in for Eovaldi for at least the first two times through the rotation.