Rays pitcher Jeremy Hellickson out six to eight weeks after elbow surgery
Hellickson, the 2011 American League Rookie of the Year, was 12-10 with a 5.17 ERA last season for the Rays. He will be paid $3.67 million this season after settling his arbitration case this offseason.
"I guess a lot of people were doubting me toward the end of last year, so I was motivated to get back out there and do what I know I can do," Hellickson said Monday "It's frustrating to go through this and have to miss a month, month and a half. But I'm just going to rehab, work hard and try to get back out there as soon as possible."