Blake Snell will undergo arthroscopic surgery to remove a loose body in his left elbow, but he hopes to pitch for the Tampa Bay Rays again this season.
Snell is scheduled to have the surgery this weekend.
The 26-year-old will miss at least one month.
The Rays signed Snell to a five-year, $50 million contract this offseason. He was the American League Cy Young winner in 2018.