Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher, Chris Withrow has been diagnosed with a torn elbow ligament in his right arm and according to Yahoo Sports, has been told, by a team physician; he will need season-ending Tommy John surgery.
The team said Thursday that the right-hander was examined last week by a team physician, who diagnosed a tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. Withrow went on the disabled list and will proceed after consulting another doctor next week.
Withrow had a 2.95 ERA in twenty appearances this season, while holding opposing batters to a .143 batting average. Last week however, the Dodgers demoted him to Triple-A Albuquerque. He hadn’t pitched in the major leagues since May 20.