Phillies Reliever Seranthony Dominguez Still Hasn't Had Tommy John Surgery and His Future is Now Gone

Philadelphia Phillies reliever Seranthony Dominguez
Philadelphia Phillies reliever Seranthony Dominguez / Hunter Martin/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Phillies weren't planning on seeing much of Seranthony Dominguez this season, but his hesitancy to undergo Tommy John surgery might wipe out most of the 2021 season for him as well.

Manager Joe Girardi confirmed on Thursday that Dominguez has not undergone Tommy John surgery, calling his absence a "big loss."

Dominguez saved 16 games and posted a 2.95 ERA with the Phillies as a rookie in 2018, but saw his ERA jump to 4.01 last year before injuring his arm late in the season.

Rather than get surgery immediately, Dominguez put it off forever, which could have led to a COVID-19 related delay. Even if he gets the surgery soon, Dominguez is now slated to miss a good chunk of three consecutive seasons, all because he didn't undergo surgery right after he suffered the injury.

Dominguez went from one of the most unhittable relievers in all of baseball to a sophomore who slumped to the modern day equivalent of Carl Pavano. Hopefully 2021 isn't also wiped out for the flamethrowing right-hander, prior to a potential 2022 work stoppage.