Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 3/6/12
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. While it had already been announced that reliever Joel Zumaya would undergo Tommy John surgery on his injured right elbow, the Twins said Tuesday that the surgery will take place on March 29 in Pensacola. Dr. James Andrews will perform the surgery.The 27-year-old Zumaya has a history of arm problems and missed all of 2011 after injuring his arm during the 2010 season. The Twins signed him as a free agent this past offseason, hoping that he could bounce back from his previous injuries and provide a viable right-handed option out of the bullpen. But Zumaya's season with Minnesota ended before it began as he tore his ulnar collateral ligament on Feb. 25 during a bullpen session."As I told him when it happened, he's going to sit down and talk about it with his family and make a decision on what he wants to do. I support him either way," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said of Zumaya. "We had an opportunity to meet this young man. He's a nice, young man. It's sad we're...
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