A’s pitcher Fernando Rodriguez has torn UCL

Fernando Rodriguez reportedly has a torn UCL—ulnar collateral ligament if you’re keeping score at home—in his right elbow and will likely need season-ending Tommy John surgery.

The A’s reliever is apparently seeking a second opinion before going through with surgery, but the writing is pretty much on the wall. The right-hander came out of a game on Monday after throwing just one pitch.

Rodriguez came over from the Astros in the Lowrie-Carter trade last month. The A’s are deep in the bullpen this spring and the injury isn’t a big blow to anybody not named Fernando Rodriguez.

[via John Hickey]

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