The oft-injured reliever added another malady to his resume when he fractured a small bone at the tip of his right elbow June 28. "Zoom-Zoom" had posted a 2.58 ERA in 38 1/3 innings, whiffing 34 and walking 11.
According to MLive.com, a screw will be inserted to stablished the facture, and the surgery will occur on July 12 -- the day of the Home Run Derby.
"It's a very, very common surgery, really, to be perfectly honest with you," Tigers head trainer Kevin Rand said. "With the olecranon fracture through the bone, [it] was probably the best option as far as stabilization and to strengthen that area for him to pitch in the future."Zumaya did not suffer any ligament damage, which is good news to someone who can't afford any more injuries. Rand didn't believe there would be any lasting effects.
"You have plenty of pitchers that have had this procedure done and are still pitching and have pitched without any incidents," Rand added.
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