Remember Justin Verlander, after hurting his elbow in July, insisting he’d be back this year? Remember Dusty Baker thinking he’d be back in time for the playoffs? Yeah, not happening.
It was announced today that he needs TJS. He’s not only out the rest of this year, but next year is out too. 2022 will be his age 39 season, so it’s fair to wonder if he will be back as a player at all now. His future in the HoF is assured; we will just have to see them if he wants to continue his career (or can).