Found August 29, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS The Twins announced Thursday that pitching prospect Lester Oliveros had Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.Before going into surgery, the Twins doctors were unsure whether Tommy John would be necessary, but theyd received prior authorization from the team, Oliveros and his agent to perform the procedure if it was necessary. Upon closer examination, it was."He had some large loose bodies they removed that we causing irritation and stuff, but when they did the MRI and stuff they said they had some question marks about the ligament," assistant general manager Rob Antony said. "When they went in to do the exploratory surgery and get out the bodies, they would take a look and see, get a closer measurement of the gap on the ligament."Oliveros situation is similar to that of Twins starter Scott Baker, who had Tommy John surgery during an exploratory procedure in April. Without the Tommy John, Oliveros rehab timeline would have been about three months, bu...
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