The New York Yankees have took another hard hit on Tuesday. Nathan Eovaldi will undergo surgery on his pitching elbow to fix a torn flexor tendon and partially-torn ulnar collateral ligament. This will include Tommy John surgery to repair the UCL injury.
For Eovaldi, this will be his second Tommy John surgery as he underwent one at the age of 17. He attended Alvin High School in Alvin, TX.
He first left for the disabled list on August 19 after suffering elbow discomfort. He received two opinions before the team announced he will miss the rest of 2016 and the whole 2017 season. At 26, he is scheduled to become a free agent in 2018.
While attempting to make his August 10 start, his fastball decreased four MPH which was noticed fast by Joe Girardi and pitching coach Larry Rothschild. He did pitch a 1-2-3, 12 pitch first inning before leaving the game against the Boston Red Sox.