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Dodgers’ Emmet Sheehan Out for 2024 Season After Undergoing UCL Surgery

Los Angeles Dodgers right-handed pitcher Emmet Sheehan underwent UCL surgery on his right elbow and will miss the entire 2024 season. The Dodgers made the announcement on Thursday.

The surgery was performed on Wednesday by Dr. Neal ElAttrache.

Sheehan, 24, never got an opportunity to pitch this season after impressing in 2023. He was thrust into the rotation amid a swarm of injuries, but pitched well for L.A., especially down the stretch.

In his last three appearances of 2023, Sheehan went 13.2 innings, allowing just three earned runs while striking out 24. He was making great strides, and entered 2024 hoping to carve out a role either in the back of the rotation, or as a swing man.

Unfortunately, Sheehan’s 2024 ended before it ever really began.

Sheehan felt some general soreness in late February, and ended up starting the season on the injured list. He quickly got transferred to the 60-day IL.

He was expected to face live hitters at the end of March, but was shut down in mid-April because his body wasn’t responding the way the team had hoped.

Things just never improved for Sheehan, and on Wednesday, his season officially ended after undergoing surgery. The team officially called it “season-ending right elbow UCL surgery.”

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Editor for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan his whole life, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin.


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