Apr 10, 2024 - News

šŸ’¬ Quote du jour: Guardians lose their ace

Cleveland Guardians pitcher Shane Bieber throws a pitch.

Bieber out. Photo: Alika Jenner/Getty Images

"It's just an injury that I'll get past. I'm not the first person, won't be the last."
ā€” Guardians ace Shane Bieber discussing his season-ending elbow surgery during a press conference Monday.

Zoom in: Bieber said he felt soreness during his Opening Day start against the Oakland Athletics on March 28 and against the Seattle Mariners last week.

  • He plans to have Tommy John surgery as soon as possible to begin recovery, which can take up to 18 months, according to Major League Baseball.

Between the lines: Bieber, 28, won the American League Cy Young Award in 2020 and is in the final year of his contract.

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