Marlins reliever Carter Capps to undergo Tommy John surgery

In this Feb. 22, 2016, file photo, Miami Marlins pitcher Carter Capps throws a bullpen session during spring training baseball practice in Jupiter, Fla. Capps is expected to be sidelined for an extended period because of discomfort in his right elbow, the team said Thursday, March 3, 2016. In addition, the right-hander has scheduled a visit Monday, March 7, with specialist Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, Florida, to determine whether he needs surgery. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Miami Marlins pitcher Carter Capps throws a bullpen session during spring training in Jupiter, Fla. Capps is expected to be sidelined for an extended period after undergoing Tommy John surgery on Tuesday, March 8. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

The Miami Marlins announced that relief pitcher Carter Capps will undergo Tommy John elbow surgery Tuesday morning.

According to MLB.com, Capps experienced discomfort in his right elbow earlier in spring training and met with orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola on Monday to decide what course of action to take.

President of baseball operations Mike Hill said that said Capps has a torn ulnar collateral ligament.

Capps, 25, was expected to compete with A.J. Ramos for the team’s closer job this season.

Last season, the hard-to-hit right-hander went 1-0 with a 1.16 ERA in 30 appearances for the Marlins, striking out 58 in 31 innings.

Capps is perhaps best known for his odd delivery.