The star gardener of the Philadelphia Phillies, Bryce Harperunderwent Tommy John surgery Wednesday, NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Jim Salisbury reported.

It was also known that if everything goes according to plan in his recovery, Harper could return to the Phillies’ lineup in mid-May, so it is already a fact that he will miss the first month of action in 2023 and also the World Classic. of baseball.

Harper was plagued by this elbow injury throughout 2022, which is why he was limited to primarily being a designated hitter, rather than defending his regular spot in right field.

Harper finished the 2022 season hitting .286/.364/.514 with 18 home runs, 28 doubles, 65 RBIs, 11 stolen bases and an .877 OPS, making the All-Star Game and of course helping his team to reach the World Series against the Astros.