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Athletics pitcher Andrew Triggs undergoes hip surgery

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Andrew Triggs in action against the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

Just over a month after he was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a hip injury, the Oakland Athletics announced that starting pitcher Andrew Triggs underwent surgery to repair the labrum in his left hip.

Triggs received a cortisone shot in the hip in early July, with the hope being that he would be able to avoid surgery through the use of treatment and rehab. That was not the case, leading to the decision to repair Triggs’ left labrum surgically. In early July it was reported by the San Francisco Chronicle that if Triggs needed surgery, the recovery process would take up to six months to complete.

Triggs made 12 starts for the Athletics before being placed on the disabled last, going 5-6 with a 4.27 ERA in 65 1/3 innings of work. Triggs was 4-1 in April, allowing a total of nine runs on 21 hits in 29 1/3 innings pitched, and the good start to the 2017 season ran into May as well. Things took a turn in the opposite direction in late May, as Triggs allowed six runs in consecutive starts against the Red Sox (May 21) and Yankees (May 28).

In his final four starts, Triggs allowed a total of 26 runs, with 20 being earned, which led to his ERA jumping above four by the time he was placed on the disabled list. Triggs pitched just 3 2/3 innings in his final start, as he allowed eight runs on nine hits against the Rays on June 9. Tampa Bay hit three home runs in that game, and Triggs was placed on the disabled list the following day.

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