Twins right-hander Mike Pelfrey on Tuesday underwent a surgical procedure to clean up scar tissue in his elbow and is expected to miss the next two to four months, writes Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com. Dr. James Andrews performed the surgery. As Bollinger notes, the scar tissue build-up was a consequence of Pelfrey's undergoing Tommy John surgery back in 2012.
Pelfrey's been on the DL since May 2, but the cause of that roster move was a strained groin. Obviously, this is another matter entirely.
This season, Pelfrey has pitched to a 7.99 ERA in five starts. For his career, he owns an ERA of 4.56 (88 ERA+) and K/BB ratio of 1.59 across parts of nine big-league seasons. Pelfrey, age 30, is in the first year of a two-year, $11-million contract.