San Diego Padres’ Dan Altavilla has Tommy John surgery

Sep 9, 2020; San Diego, California, USA; San Diego Padres relief pitcher Dan Altavilla (57) reacts after recording the last out of the top of the seventh inning against the Colorado Rockies at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Padres right-hander Dan Altavilla announced on social media Tuesday that he underwent Tommy John surgery.

Altavilla, 28, made two April relief appearances before he was placed in the 10-day injured list with right-elbow inflammation. He was moved to the 60-day IL in May.

“… I’m grateful for the @Padres for making this process really easy on my family and I,” Altavilla wrote in his Twitter post that included a pair of photos. “Here’s to the road to recovery and strength. I’ll be back.”

In nine relief outings with the Padres last season, after he was acquired in a trade with the Seattle Mariners, the former fifth-round draft pick in 2014 was 1-1 with a 3.12 ERA.

He pitched in each of his first five major league season with the Mariners and is 8-7 in 119 career relief appearances with a 4.03 ERA.

–Field Level Media