Yankee minor league reliever Jacob Lindgren will undergo Tommy John surgery Friday, the team announced today. The 23-year-old has been out with an elbow injury since April.
Jacob Lindgren is having Tommy John surgery on Friday.
— Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) August 3, 2016
This should not come as a surprise but it is a big disappointment for Lindgren and the Yankees. The team thought Lindgren could be a big part of their bullpen this season but with his early injury, he never established himself.
In six games this season, Lindgren was 1-0 with a 2.57 in the minors. Tommy John surgery usually requires a year of recovery but as a relief pitcher, the Yankees may see Lindgren back before August 2017. New York had a lot of promise for Lindgren and if he can regain his form, he could be a staple in their bullpen for years to come.