Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 3/4/12

The Minnesota Twins reliever Joel Zumaya said he plans to resume his career after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

Zumaya tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow during his first bullpen session of spring training camp after throwing only 13 pitches.

After learning of the severity of the injury, the 27-year-old Zumaya said he was contemplating retirement.

He will have elbow surgery for the second straight year and miss his second straight season. Zumaya has not appeared in a game since June 28, 2010, when he broke his right elbow while delivering a pitch.

Zumaya has not made more than 31 appearances in a season since his rookie year in 2006, when he burst onto the scene with a blazing fastball that regularly eclipsed 100 mph.

The Twins signed Zumaya to a one-year, $850,000 contract full of incentives for the 2012 season.

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