A's pitcher Daniel Mengden undergoes successful right elbow surgery

Jessica Kleinschmidt
NBC Sports BayArea

A's pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report on Wednesday, and there is already news to begin the 2020 season.

Pitcher Daniel Mengden underwent successful right elbow surgery on Monday, the team announced.

According to the release, Dr. Keith Meister, at TMI Sports Medicine and Orthopedics in Arlington, Tex., performed the procedure by shaving off a small spur "on the posterior aspect of the olecranon."

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Mengden was part of the A's rotation during part of the 2019 season where he finished his campaign with a 4.83 ERA, 1.441 WHIP and 42 strikeouts in 59.2 innings and 13 games. He started in nine of those outings.

He also spent a good chunk of the season with Triple-A Vegas pitching in 13 games.

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It was unsure where Mengden would land heading into the 2020 season and he is out of minor-league options. 

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