The A's will be without starting pitcher Jharel Cotton for the entire 2018 season as he is set to undergo Tommy John surgery.
Jharel Cotton will have Tommy John surgery.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) March 17, 2018
Jharel Cotton will have Tommy John surgery.— Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) March 17, 2018
Cotton, 26, went 9-10 with a 5.58 ERA in 2017 after a rookie season in which he went 2-0 with a 2.15 ERA in five starts. Leading up to the injury, he was 0-1 with a 3.75 ERA over four appearances in spring training.
Watch Cotton react to the news:
Jharel Cotton on handling the news: pic.twitter.com/4jHrsIDkZ4— Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) March 17, 2018