Jays LHP Mayza tears UCL, needs Tommy John surgery

Toronto Blue Jays left-handed reliever Tim Mayza needs Tommy John surgery and will miss the 2020 season.

Manager Charlie Montoyo confirmed the diagnosis of a torn ulnar collateral ligament on Saturday morning.

Pitching in the 10th inning against the New York Yankees on Friday night, Mayza clutched his left elbow after delivering a wild pitch behind Didi Gregorius. He fell to his knees on the mound and buried his face in his jersey to hide his tears.

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Teammates surrounded him on the mound before he walked off the field with a trainer.

"It's the saddest thing, especially the guy it is," Montoyo said. "Everybody loves Timmy."

Mayza, 27, was a workhorse for the Jays this season, appearing in a team-high 68 games. He posted a 1-3 record with a 4.91 ERA and 18 holds while striking out 55 and walking 27 in 51 1/3 innings.

The Blue Jays won 6-5 on a 12th-inning walkoff home run from rookie Bo Bichette.

--Field Level Media

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