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It appears that Roenis Elias's arm injury is as serious as feared. The southpaw is scheduled to undergo surgery to address the ailment.
The injury took place last Thursday. Elias threw a pitch, then immediately exited the game with Seattle's trainer. Initial concerns suggested the injury was quite serious and manager Scott Servais confirmed these fears on Monday, adding that it is a forearm/elbow issue. Now, Elias is set to go under the knife, though further details (severity, type of injury, and timetable for return) remain unknown.
Seattle Mariners reliever Roenis Elias, who is dealing with a forearm/elbow issue, is checking with multiple doctors to see what is ailing him, according to manager Scott Servais.
Servais told reporters on Sunday that it's "serious." Well, that doesn't sound very promising. Elias recorded one out on Thursday vs. the Dodgers before calling the trainers over and removing himself from the game. He's trying to earn a spot in the M's bullpen during camp but that's in serious doubt now with this elbow. The team will provide an update as soon as Elias founds out what the issue is.
Roenis Elias had a setback with his forearm and there is no timetable for his return.
Elias sustained a left flexor elbow strain and was placed on the injured list. He will be brought along slowly and will most likely not pitch again in 2020. Elias appeared in only four games this season, owning a 9.00 ERA and 2.00 WHIP across three innings.
Roenis Elias was placed on the 60-day injured list Sunday with a left flexor elbow strain.
Elias threw Saturday and felt pain afterwards, prompting this move. He'll be able to return after a minimum of 45 days.
Roenis Elias was traded to the Nationals in exchange for pitchers Elvis Alvarado and Taylor Guilbeau.
Elias will now work in a setup role the Nationals and improves a bullpen which currently has a league worst 5.97 ERA. He owns a 4.40 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, with a 45:17 K:BB through 47 innings this season. Hunter Strickland was also traded, so it remains to be seen who will take over the Mariners closer role.