Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/20/14
Los_angeles_angels_8ef7
Joel Zumaya admitted that he is contemplating retirement. The Minnesota Twins reliever made the proclamation one day removed from being diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Tommy John surgery is on deck for Zumaya is he wishes to return to baseball. Zumaya's latest setback came after he cut short a bullpen session Saturday, throwing only 13 pitches before feeling pain in his elbow. An MRI exam on Sunday revealed the severity of the injury. Zumaya will visit Dr. James Andrews this week. The 27-year-old Zumaya has not appeared in a game since June 28, 2010, when he broke his right elbow while delivering a pitch. He 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 upcoming season.
PLAYERS: Joel Zumaya
TEAMS: Minnesota Twins
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Curt Schilling's son causes scare at Logan Airport

Manziel's girlfriend tells Browns to put Johnny Football in

Scalpers in Detroit selling free Jets-Bills tickets for $125

Report: Redskins could bench Robert Griffin III

Broncos have meeting with scoreboard operator

Report: Cowboys could still pursue Adrian Peterson

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Manny Pacquiao: I'm ready to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr.

John Calipari gets daughter's birthday wrong

Carson: Hall of Fame career not worth concussion problems

Tiger hires new swing coach

Is Sting making his WWE debut at Survivor Series?

Eric Decker: It's tough watching Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos

WATCH: TY Hilton chokes up in emotional postgame interview

WATCH: Chris Clemons accidentally knocks ref's hat off

WATCH: Aaron Rodgers throws nifty TD across his body

WATCH: LeGarrette Blount does Antonio Brown's end zone dance

WATCH: Eagles take opening kickoff 107 yards for TD

Western Carolina coach blasts Kirk Herbsreit

WATCH: Young reporter asks Helfrich funny question

Sager makes first appearance since leukemia diagnosis

Harvard kicker wears glasses

WATCH: Tennessee fans go a little overboard celebrating TD

Dwight Howard out indefinitely after having PRP on knee

Report: Mike Gundy pursuing Florida job

Twins News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Manziel's GF wants her man to play

Cowboys to pursue Adrian Peterson?

Cal gets daughter's bday wrong

Carson: Career not worth concussions

Report: Gundy pursuing Florida job

Tiger hires new swing coach

WATCH: Jameis Winston shoves ref

Florida DL supports Will Muschamp with eye black

Jay Gruden: RG3 has been 'coddled'

LeBron: Love needs to 'demand' the ball

Bills-Jets game will be free admission

Pete Carroll: Lynch is 'our guy'

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.