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Randy Wolf to miss 2013 after Tommy John surgery, but wants to pitch in 2014

Oct 23, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

Randy Wolf Reuters

Randy Wolf will undergo Tommy John elbow surgery next week, with Dr. Lewis Yocum doing the honors in Los Angeles.

That means the left-hander will miss all of 2013 and at age 36 it could mean the end of his career, but Wolf told Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun that he plans to make a comeback and pitch in 2014.

Wolf experienced pain in his elbow during a September 22 start and was shut down after making just five appearances for the Orioles. He signed with Baltimore in late August after being released by Milwaukee and just finished a three-year, $30 million contract.

Yocum performed Tommy John surgery on a 28-year-old Wolf in 2005 and his elbow held up for nearly 1,200 innings after that, which is pretty damn good and allowed him to earn more than $75 million during a 14-year career.

  1. cackalackyank - Oct 23, 2012 at 7:20 PM

    Given the way Tommy John Surgeries can work out he may be able to come back and pitch anothe 2 or 3 years. So this one could still bring him close to $100 million earned post surgeries. Not too shabby.

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