Of course they'll let him pitch first before cutting on him. But given he already has a problem in the ligament, it probably won't take long before there is medical necessity.
Not wishing for it of course, but that seems to be the reality of the elbow.
Perhaps, perhaps not. People calling for him to have surgery already however have to be kidding. If the injury requires it, so be it, but there's nothing to show it currently does.
Are there any studies, stats etc... that show the likelihood of someone with the injury Giolito has eventually leading to TJS?