Marlins top prospect Max Meyer needs Tommy John surgery at the end of the season

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Miami Marlins Right-hander Max Meyer will undergo Tommy John surgery at the end of the season, the club announced on Thursday.

Los Angeles Dr. In the near future, Neil ElAttraha will have to perform an arthroscopic procedure. Meyer could miss most or all of the 2023 season.

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No. 23 Max Meyer of the Miami Marlins walks to the dugout with a coach after coming out of a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates with an obvious injury in the first inning at PNC Park on July 23, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin Berle/Getty Images)

No. 23 Max Meyer of the Miami Marlins walks to the dugout with a coach after coming out of a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates with an obvious injury in the first inning at PNC Park on July 23, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berle/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Berle/Getty Images)

Meyer, 23, is one of Miami’s top prospects and No. 3 common choice in the 2020 Freshman Draft, left his second major league start on Friday in Pittsburgh, throwing 10 innings. He missed a month ago this season with an irritated right ulnar nerve.

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No. 23 Max Meyer of the Miami Marlins pitches during the first half against the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 23, 2022 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

No. 23 Max Meyer of the Miami Marlins pitches during the first half against the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 23, 2022 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Meyer (0-1) was a 9-8 combined with a 2.77 earned run average in 35 minor league starts before being called up by the Marlins.

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Max Meyer #23 of the Miami Marlins talks about #58 Jacob Stalling and the coach in the first inning during a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on July 23, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Max Meyer #23 of the Miami Marlins talks about #58 Jacob Stalling and the coach in the first inning during a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on July 23, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
(Photo by Justin Berle/Getty Images)

Also out of the game, the Marlins were forced to leave Miami by left-hander Daniel Castano. in Cincinnati on Thursday in the first inning after being hit in the left eye by a line hit from Donovan Solano, the Reds’ fifth batter. Castano left the field under his own power after being examined by Miami medical staff. His condition was not immediately reported.