Mariners fans already hit with devastating pitching news

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The 2021 season hasn't even arrived yet for Major League Baseball and already Seattle Mariners fans are getting the gut punch they've becomes used to since after the 2001 campaign. That news is that pitcher Roenis Elias will miss the year after being diagnosed with a torn UCL.

That's right, unfortunately the veteran left-handed pitcher will have to undergo tommy John Surgery and he won't be able to suit up until next year at the earliest.

If you're a Mariners supporter, you just have to wonder when the heartbreaking news will stop. After winning 116 games in 2001, the Mariners haven't been back to the postseason since. It's currently the longest drougt in all of sports.

While Mariners fans are hoping that some good news could be coming this spring and summer, things are already off to a terrible start. It could be another long campaign for the poor, long-suffering Seattle faithful.