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Padres prospect Max Fried needs Tommy John surgery

Aug 15, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

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Padres prospect Max Fried, who was shut down in spring training with a forearm injury and has made just five starts all season in the minors, is now scheduled to undergo Tommy John elbow surgery next week.

Fried was the No. 7 overall pick in the 2012 draft out of high school and ranked among Baseball America’s top 100 prospects heading into both last season and this season, but now the 20-year-old left-hander will likely miss all of 2015.

He has a 3.61 ERA and 127 strikeouts in 147 career innings as a pro.

  1. asimonetti88 - Aug 15, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    he’s only 20 so he can still come back and make a run at the pros at an early age but still a tough break

  2. jtpercell - Aug 15, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    I guess you could say that his elbow ligament is Fried.

  3. lanzurrah - Aug 15, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Holy cow, how many Padres prospects have had TJ surgery over the past 5 years? 15? This franchise is absolutely snakebit.

    • asimonetti88 - Aug 15, 2014 at 10:58 PM

      At least they get to live in San Diego

  4. icanspeel - Aug 15, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    Makes you wonder.. the symptoms were there early in the year, so maybe pushing him got to that point

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