Cleveland Indians right-handed reliever Frank Herrmann
underwent Tommy John surgery yesterday, which will sideline him for the entire
2013 season, according to Paul Hoynes of The Plain Dealer.
Indians RHP Frank Herrmann has Tommy John surgery. Dr David Alchek did surgery today in New York
— paul hoynes (@hoynsie) March 13, 2013
The Indians shut Herrmann down earlier this spring with
elbow discomfort. It was later revealed that the damage was significant enough
to warrant the surgery, which was performed in New York yesterday.
Herrmann appeared in 15 games for Cleveland last season,
posting an ERA of 2.33 with a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 3.50. He debuted with
the Indians in 2010 and owns a career ERA of 4.26 over 95 appearances in the
Tommy John surgery carries with it an expected recovery period
of roughly 12 months, so Herrmann could be back and competing for a role in the
Indians’ bullpen next spring depending on how his rehab progresses.
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