Report: Brewers pitcher Brent Suter likely needs Tommy John surgery

Milwaukee Brewers left-hander Brent Suter has a torn UCL in his pitching elbow and likely will need Tommy John surgery, according to a report Monday by The Athletic.

Brewers manager Craig Counsell announced Sunday that Suter would be placed on the disabled list after the southpaw experienced forearm tightness in his start against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Suter allowed six runs in just three innings Sunday and is 8-7 with a 4.80 ERA this season. He is the latest Brewers starter to be sidelined with an injury, joining Junior Guerra, Zach Davies and Jimmy Nelson.

Guerra is expected to be activated from the DL for Tuesday’s start against the Washington Nationals, but a long-term injury for Suter could prompt the Brewers to trade for a starting pitcher before the July 31 non-waiver deadline.

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