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Miami Marlins right-hander Max Meyer will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery, the club announced Thursday.

Los Angeles Dr. Neal ElAttrache is scheduled to perform the arthroscopic procedure sometime in the near future. Meyer could miss most or all of the 2023 season.

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Max Meyer #23 of the Miami Marlins walks to the dugout with a trainer after leaving the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates with an apparent injury in the first inning at PNC Park on July 23, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)

The 23-year-old Meyer, one of Miami’s top prospects and the No. 3 overall pick in the 2020 First-Year Player Draft, left his second major league start on Friday in Pittsburgh after throwing 10 pitches. He missed a month earlier this season with right ulnar nerve irritation.

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Max Meyer #23 of the Miami Marlins delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 23, 2022 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA. 

Max Meyer #23 of the Miami Marlins delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 23, 2022 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA.
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Meyer (0-1) was a combined 9-8 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 Jacob Stallings #58 and a trainer in the first inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on July 23, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

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

Also, Miami left-hander Daniel Castano had to leave the Marlins’ game at Cincinnati on Thursday in the first inning after being hit near his left eye by a line drive off the bat of Donovan Solano, the Reds’ fifth batter. Castano walked off the field under his own power after being looked at by Miami medical personnel. There was no immediate word on his condition.

 

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