How much time will Adam Morgan miss after elbow surgery?


Phillies relief pitcher Adam Morgan had surgery to repair the flexor tendon near his left elbow on Thursday. The team called the surgery successful and said Morgan would be sidelined six to nine months.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Jeffrey Dugas.

Morgan, 30, pitched well out of the Phillies bullpen in 2018 and for the first half of the 2019 season. He suffered a forearm strain midway through the 2019 season and ended up missing the final two months with what was later called a flexor strain.

The injury continued to bother Morgan in 2020. He pitched in 17 games, but it was clear he was not right. His fastball velocity was down and his ERA (5.54) was up. 

Morgan's contract called for him to make $1.58 million in 2020. He is eligible for salary arbitration for the final time this winter.

Morgan is the second Phillie to have elbow surgery this offseason. Rhys Hoskins had surgery to repair a tear in his left ulna collateral ligament last week.