It appears the Boston Red Sox could be without Nathan Eovaldi for a pretty significant chunk of time.

The right-hander reportedly is headed for surgery on Tuesday to remove a “loose body” in his throwing elbow, according to multiple sources.

Boston placed Eovaldi on the 10-day injured list Saturday, and president of baseball ops Dave Dombrowski gave a pretty discouraging update on the righty over the weekend, saying the 29-year-old could not straighten his arm. So surgery is not exactly a surprising course of action.

The fact that Eovaldi was able to come back from a similar procedure is a bit encouraging.

Nonetheless, Eovaldi’s absence will be felt for a Sox team that is trying to climb out of the early hole they’ve dug for themselves.

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