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Reports: Pirates RHP Dauri Moreta has elbow surgery

Jun 22, 2023; Miami, Florida, USA;  Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Dauri Moreta (36) looks on after being taken out of the game against the Miami Marlins in the eighth inning at loanDepot Park. Mandatory Credit: Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Dauri Moreta underwent elbow surgery, multiple outlets reported Thursday, and he will be out of action for up to 16 months.

Moreta, 27, had a breakthrough season in 2023, going 5-2 with a 3.72 ERA in 55 relief appearances. Prior to that, Moreta had a 5.14 ERA in 39 appearances (one start) over two seasons for the Cincinnati Reds.

The best-case scenario for Moreta is a return after 12 months. It was not specified if he had full Tommy John surgery.

Moreta was moved to the 60-day injured list last week when the club signed outfielder Michael A. Taylor.

–Field Level Media

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