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Guardians pitcher Shane Bieber will undergo season-ending elbow surgery

Eight games into their 2024 season, the Cleveland Guardians received devastating news on one of their best players.

Pitcher Shane Bieber will undergo surgery to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, the team announced Saturday. He will miss the remainder of the season. The procedure, to be performed by Dallas orthopedic surgeon Dr. Keith Meister, has not yet been scheduled.

Bieber, who will turn 29 in May, felt pain in his elbow during his Opening Day start versus the Oakland Athletics, according to Despite that discomfort, he struck out 11 batters and allowed four hits over six innings.