J.D. Martin Undergoes Season-Ending Surgery

After rehab, I'll be ready to be strong and for next spring training.

J.D. Martin will have season-ending surgery to repair a bulging disc in his lower back. “It was a little bit worse than we thought, so it's going to require a little surgery,” Martin said via phone. “It's just a cleanup. It's a pretty easy procedure, the doctor said. After rehab, I'll be ready to be strong and for next spring training.”

Martin’s season-ending surgery to repair the herniated discs in his back was performed by Dr. Robert Watkins and he is expected to be ready for spring training next season. The 27-year-old right-hander was 1-5 with a 4.13 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in nine starts with the Nationals this season.