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Joel Zumaya to have Tommy John surgery

Posted on: March 4, 2012 2:49 pm
Edited on: March 4, 2012 3:00 pm
 
Joel ZumayaBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Joel Zumaya will attempt to return to baseball following his latest injury.

Zumaya will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow later this month. Dr. James Andrews will perform the surgery.

He signed a one-year deal with the Twins, but hasn't decided whether to rehab with the Twins or on his own.

"We haven't figured all that out yet," Twins assistant GM Rob Antony told MLB.com. "We just talked to his agent last night. He just called me and said that after thinking about it that he'd like to see Dr. Andrews and he'd like to have the surgery at the end of March. I spoke with [head trainer] Rick McWane this morning, and he's going to set it up with Dr. Andrews tomorrow."

The Twins right-hander tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow while throwing batting practice on Feb. 25. He hasn't pitched since June of 2010 when he was with the Tigers. The surgery will be the sixth of his career.

Zumaya had said he wasn't sure he'd go through with another surgery.

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Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2012 2:47 pm
 

Joel Zumaya to have Tommy John surgery

Joel, I understand chasing the dream, but it's time to coach.


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Since: Feb 29, 2012
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Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: March 4, 2012 9:06 pm
 

Joel Zumaya to have Tommy John surgery

Good Luck Joel. Regardless of what happens, Tiger fans will always remember when you struck out Jeter, Giambi, and A-Rod in the 2006 ALDS with blazing 100+ MPH fastballs. Jeter was shaking his head walking back to the dugout. Good memories...



Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: March 4, 2012 7:06 pm
 

Joel Zumaya to have Tommy John surgery

Unfortunately this type of pitcher just does not last in the major leagues. Good luck Joel.



Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: March 4, 2012 6:46 pm
 

Joel Zumaya to have Tommy John surgery

Unreal. This poor guy can't catch a break.



Since: Dec 6, 2008
Posted on: March 4, 2012 5:02 pm
 

Joel Zumaya to have Tommy John surgery

if it wasn't for bad Zumaya would have none..... Good Luck Joel


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