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Cubs pitcher Ethan Roberts needs Tommy John surgery

Apr 28, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Ethan Roberts (21) reacts after giving up a home run to Atlanta Braves third baseman Austin Riley (not pictured) in the eighth inning at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Cubs right-hander Ethan Roberts will require season-ending Tommy John surgery after sustaining a right elbow injury during his rehabilitation appearance Sunday at Triple-A Iowa, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Roberts previously was placed on the 60-day injured list. He last pitched for the Cubs on April 29.

The 24-year-old Roberts exited after facing just one hitter at Iowa.

Roberts owns an 0-1 record with an 8.22 ERA in nine relief appearances this season.

–Field Level Media