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Tyler Chatwood needs Tommy John surgery

Jul 17, 2014, 2:25 PM EDT

Tyler Chatwood Rockies AP

Rockies right-hander Tyler Chatwood has been out since late April with an elbow injury and the team just announced that he’ll undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery.

Chatwood started 20 games with a 3.15 ERA for the Rockies last season as a 23-year-old, but made it just four starts this season before being shut down and is now likely to miss most of 2015 as well.

He was acquired from the Angels in the November of 2011 swap for catcher Chris Iannetta and Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports that Chatwood’s recovery had progressed as far as throwing batting practice last week before he experienced a setback. Saunders also notes that Chatwood will be undergoing Tommy John surgery for the second time, with the first coming as a 16-year-old high school pitcher.

  1. ndepratt - Jul 17, 2014 at 2:31 PM

    This is really getting out of control.

  2. stex52 - Jul 17, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    Wouldn’t it be better if he had Tyler Chatwood surgery? Nyuk nyuk nyuk.

    Sorry about that.

  3. disgracedfury - Jul 17, 2014 at 10:07 PM

    If PED’s can prevent are help with all these arm injuries than maybe we should legalize it.The sport has become boring without them.

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