Phillies RHP Hunter undergoes season-ending surgery

Field Level Media

July 23, 2019 at 9:19 pm.

Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Tommy Hunter underwent season-ending surgery on the flexor tendon in his pitching forearm on Tuesday, manager Gabe Kapler told reporters.

The surgery was performed by noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews, who found no damage to Hunter’s ulnar collateral ligament.

Hunter has spent two stints on the injured list this season, initially injuring the flexor tendon in late March.

The 33-year-old Hunter was limited to five appearances this season due to the arm issues. He didn’t allow a run in 5 1/3 innings in what will be his final season of a two-year, $18 million deal he signed with the Phillies in December 2017.

Hunter went 5-4 with a 3.80 ERA in 65 appearances for the Phillies in 2018. He has a career mark of 56-44 with a 4.08 ERA in 448 appearances (75 starts) in 12 seasons with the Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, Tampa Bay Rays and Phillies.