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Red Sox’s Offseason Pitcher Signing May Face Opening Day Delay Over Elbow Discomfort

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 6, 2024
Red Sox express worry over Lucas Giolito’s right elbow

Lucas Giolito, the right-handed starter of the Boston Red Sox, may be out for opening day and beyond due to elbow discomfort. The news was announced on Tuesday by manager Alex Cora who expressed concern over the situation, calling it a bad day for the team.

Giolito signed a $38.5 million, two-year deal with the Red Sox during the offseason. He made two starts in spring training, throwing two scoreless innings in his first outing but struggled in his second start, giving up four runs and three walks in 2 1/3 innings against Minnesota. It was after this rough outing that Giolito reported experiencing discomfort in his elbow.

The first overall pick in the 2012 amateur draft by Washington, Giolito received a $2,925,000 signing bonus and made his professional debut in the Gulf Coast League in August 2012. However, he underwent Tommy John surgery at the end of that month. Following his recovery, Giolito returned to the mound in the Gulf Coast League in July 2013 and eventually made his major league debut in June 2016.

In the 2023 season, Giolito allowed a league-leading 41 home runs and had a 4.88 ERA while playing for the White Sox, Angels, and Guardians. Despite this, he was an All-Star in 2019 and had a combined 3.47 ERA and an average of 11.1 strikeouts per nine innings between

By Samantha Johnson

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