Elbert will undergo the procedure next week and be sidelined for the next 12 to 16 months. This will be the third time within a calendar year that Elbert has had surgery on his elbow. He also underwent shoulder surgery in 2007.
This season, the 27-year-old Elbert has pitched to a 2.20 ERA in 32 2/3 innings. For his career, he owns a 108 ERA+, 1.34 WHIP and 2.24 K/BB ratio.