Bracho (elbow) was sent to the 60-day injured list on Monday. The move makes room on the 40-man roster for the newly-signed Adam Jones. It has no effect on Bracho's return timeline, as he'll spend the year recovering from Tommy John surgery.
The Diamondbacks announced Wednesday that Bracho will require Tommy John surgery to repair the torn UCL in his pitching elbow, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports. The injury is a disappointing one for Bracho, who was out of minor-league options and appeared poised to earn a full-time middle-relief role with the big club in 2019. Bracho's absence for the rest of the season -- and likely for a large portion of 2020 -- will thus open up a spot for another pitcher to break camp with the big-league bullpen. The right-hander will likely be placed on the 60-day injured list in the near future if the Diamondbacks don't choose to release him while he faces a lengthy recovery.
An MRI revealed Bracho is dealing with a partially torn UCL, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports. Bracho suffered the injury over the weekend, and Monday's MRI confirmed fears that the issue isn't a minor one. While a course of action has yet to be determined for the right-hander, Tommy John surgery remains a distinct possibility; his test results are being sent to Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion.
Bracho (elbow) was scheduled for an MRI on Monday, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. Results of the MRI have not been made public, but the Diamondbacks fear Bracho's elbow injury is serious. "(I) had some conversation with him and (he's) obviously a little bit disappointed," manager Torey Lovullo said, "but we're going to hope for the best and I told him to remain as optimistic as possible." The right-handed reliever bounced back in 2018 after two subpar seasons, but underlying metrics and this injury do not portend a repeat in 2019.
Bracho was removed from Sunday's game against Seattle because of elbow pain, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports. The Diamondbacks still don't know the extent of Bracho's injury, but he's expected to see the team doctor Sunday evening.
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