Garrett Whitlock out of action for the season to undergo surgery originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
Garrett Whitlock’s 2022 season has come to an end.
Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora told reporters on Tuesday that Whitlock will undergo arthroscopic hip surgery next week in New York. The right-hander spent some time on the injured list earlier in the campaign with a hip problem and played through right hip soreness after returning from IL in mid-July. He is expected to be ready for spring training in 2023.
Whitlock, 26, rose to fame with the Red Sox in 2021 as the most reliable bullpen player. After stealing a Rule 5 draft from the New York Yankees, Whitlock posted a 1.96 ERA and 1.10 BOOK with 81 strikeouts in 46 games during his rookie year.
Whitlock has made 31 appearances for Boston this season, including nine as a starter. He finishes with a 3.45 ERA and 1.02 WHIP in 78 1/3 innings.
The Red Sox’s 2022 schedule has 16 games left.