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JOEL ZUMAYA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Twins release Zumaya with elbow surgery up next

The Minnesota Twins released injured right-hander Joel Zumaya on Wednesday to make room on their 40-man roster. Zumaya was trying to revive his career after missing the 2011 season because of elbow problems, but the hard-throwing reliever hurt the joint again during his first bullpen session of spring training with his new team, tearing the ulnar collateral ligament. Zumaya was...
Via AP on Fox
March 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Zumaya sets surgery date; Baker feels better

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...
Via Fox Sports North
March 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Zumaya will have Tommy John surgery

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Oft-injured reliever Joel Zumaya has told the Minnesota Twins he'll have reconstructive surgery on his right elbow in his latest comeback attempt. Twins general manager Terry Ryan confirmed Sunday that Zumaya made the decision this weekend. Noted orthopedist Dr. James Andrews will perform the Tommy John ligament replacement procedure on Zumaya's throwing...
Via Fox Sports North
March 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Zumaya injury leaves opportunity in bullpen

After Sunday's announcement that relief pitcher Joel Zumaya was lost for the season and will have to undergo Tommy John surgery, the Minnesota Twins had to move on after the shock of losing Zumaya. The next question is who will take up the middle-to-late relief innings planned for Zumaya? Relief pitching is just one question that will need to be answered while Minnesota is...
Via Fox Sports North
February 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Zumaya out for the season with torn elbow ligament

Joel Zumaya has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and will miss the season. An MRI taken Sunday revealed the injury. It's the latest crushing injury for the hard-throwing reliever, who was trying to revive his career with the Minnesota Twins. Zumaya signed an incentive-laden, one-year deal with the Twins, who hoped he could bolster their bullpen. He had not...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Zumaya wants to rely less on his fastball

MINNEAPOLIS Joel Zumaya, the newest member of the Minnesota Twins, will be pitching at Target Field plenty this summer. But it's a stadium that doesn't elicit pleasant memories for the 27-year-old right-handed reliever. The last time Zumaya threw a pitch in the major leagues was against the Twins at Target Field. Pitching for Detroit in late June of 2010, Zumaya let a fastball...
Via Fox Sports North
January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Zumaya says he still has the zoom in his right arm

Joel Zumaya says he's confident he can hit 100 mph again with his fastball despite coming back from another injury to his powerful right arm. Zumaya says throwing that hard is ''overrated'' and that he's been focusing more on his curveball and his changeup. Zumaya agreed to a one-year contract with the Minnesota Twins this week. He last pitched for the Detroit...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

AP source: Ex-Tigers reliever Zumaya joins Twins

Oft-injured relief pitcher Joel Zumaya and the Minnesota Twins have agreed on a one-year contract. A person with direct knowledge of the deal confirmed the agreement Monday to The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had yet to officially announce the deal. Zumaya's decision to join the Twins was first reported by MLB.com. The 27-year...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2012  |  Discuss
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