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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10: Jacob Lindgren #64 of the New York Yankees in action against the Washington Nationals at Yankee Stadium on June 10, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Nationals defeated the Yankees 5-4 in 11 innings. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Jacob Lindgren to get Tommy John surgery

 

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.

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.

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