Boston Red Sox left-handed relief pitcher Robby Scott underwent a left elbow arthroscopy and debridement on Wednesday, the club formally announced on Thursday morning. However, Scott is still expected to be ready for the start of spring training.
Scott pitched in 57 games out of the Red Sox bullpen this season, going 2-1 with a 3.79 ERA. Over 35.2 innings of work, the 28-year-old allowed 22 hits while handing out 13 walks, resulting in a sparkling WHIP of 0.981. He also struck out 31 opposing batters. Scott, who played his collegiate baseball at Florida State University, went undrafted but signed with Boston as a free agent in August 2011.
For the most part, Scott achieved solid results in the Red Sox farm system, especially in 2014 when he appeared in 35 games for Double-A Portland and pitched to the tune of a 1.96 ERA across 59.2 frames of action, surrendering 55 hits while registering 51 strikeouts. He struggled once he reached Triple-A Pawtucket in 2015, however, posting an inflated 7.67 ERA in 13 outings, giving up 47 hits in 31.2 innings.
Scott briefly broke into the major leagues in 2016, making seven relief appearances and not giving up a run through six innings. He allowed six hits while fanning five opposing hitters. Scott was part of a solid Red Sox bullpen this season that also included the likes of Joe Kelly, Matt Barnes and flamethrowing closer Craig Kimbrel.
Boston won 93 games and won the American League East division for the second straight year, but was also eliminated in the American League Division Series for the second straight year. As a result, the heralded franchise has already elected to fire manager John Farrell.