An MRI on the pitching elbow of Twins' prospect Lewis Thorpe revealed a torn ulnar collateral ligament, Lavelle Neal of the Star Tribune reported. Thorpe will need Tommy John surgery, although a date has not yet been set.
Twins pitching prospect Lewis Thorpe came out of his most recent outing with elbow pain and is scheduled to undergo an MRI this week, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. One of the team's highest-rated pitching prospects, Thorpe went 3-2 with a 3.52 ERA and 80:36 K:BB ratio in 71 2/3 innings over 16 starts with Class A Cedar Rapids last season. However, he was shut down in the Midwest League playoffs due to a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow. The injury was rehabilitated rather than have Thorpe undergo Tommy John surgery.
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