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Recently-Traded Dodgers Reliever to Undergo Season-Ending Surgery

Former Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Yency Almonte is done for the season, as he will undergo surgery for a labrum tear. Almonte played for the Dodgers from 2022-23, but was traded in January along with Michael Busch to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for Jackson Ferris and Zyhir Hope.

Almonte has not appeared in a game for the Cubs since May 7. He was initially placed on the injured list May 8, and was transferred to the 60-day IL in late June. He had hoped his shoulder would heal, but instead decided to undergo surgery for the injury, which will cause him to miss the rest of the season.

Prior to the injury, Almonte had appeared in 17 games for the Cubs. He pitched 15.2 innings, allowing six earned runs. He posted a 3.45 ERA, notched 20 strikeouts, and one save.

Almonte originally came to the Dodgers in 2022 after electing free agency following four years with the Colorado Rockies. He appeared in 33 games during his first year with the Dodgers, allowing just four earned runs and posting a 1.02 ERA. He struggled during the next season with the Dodgers, posting a 5.06 ERA in 49 games.

The right-hander will now have to wait for his return until next season.

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Eva Geitheim

Eva graduated from UCLA in 2023 with a bachelor's degree in Communication. She has been covering college and professional sports since 2022.

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