SF Giants’ Anthony DeSclafani to undergo surgery on problematic right ankle

SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants will be without a key member of their rotation for the foreseeable future, as the club announced Sunday that Anthony DeSclafani will undergo surgery on his right ankle.

DeSclafani, 32, has already logged one stint on the 60-day injured list this season with inflammation in his right ankle. He returned for two underwhelming starts and was never able to fully heal, so he will instead go under the knife.

The Giants did not immediately provide details of the procedure, but it’s unlikely that DeSclafani will pitch again this season. Dr. Robert Anderson, the same specialist DeSclafani visited in Green Bay, Wisconsin, earlier this season, will perform the operation next Tuesday.

“Anthony worked really hard following last season to come to camp healthy and be the best version he can possibly be for the Giants,” manager Gabe Kapler said. “I appreciate the work ethic and how much he gave to us. We know that he’s going to give that same level of effort in this rehab process. The optimistic view is that he’s going to come back as healthy as he’s been for the beginning of 2023.”

In five starts this season, DeSclafani had a 9.95 ERA, after he gave the Giants 31 starts with a 3.17 mark last season.

Check back for updates.

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