Braves reliever Gearrin might need Tommy John surgery

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 3/29 2:48 pm

Rome, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Atlanta Braves pitcher Cory Gearrin could be headed for Tommy John surgery.

Braves general manager Frank Wren said Gearrin has "ligament involvement" in his right elbow and will visit orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion next week.

Gearrin left Tuesday's Grapefruit League game with a right elbow injury. He met with lead team orthopedist Dr. Xavier Duralde on Friday.

Atlanta will recall pitcher Ryan Buchter back from Triple-A Gwinnett and place Gearrin on the 15-day disabled list.

The Braves have already lost starters Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy to Tommy John surgery this spring.

Gearrin went 2-1 with a 3.77 ERA in 37 relief appearances with the Braves last season.

Share
Solid Blue News
What To Expect Behind Center Saturday
Patrick Towles will have some mishaps, but that's just fine with coaching staff. Video Video

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
   

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.