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Report: Dodgers' Chris Withrow has UCL tear, Tommy John surgery recommended

Chris Withrow (Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images) Chris Withrow is 3-0 with a 2.73 ERA in 46 career appearances for the Dodgers. (Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

The Tommy John surgery epidemic continues.

Dodgers reliever Chris Withrow has been diagnosed with a UCL tear in his right elbow and Tommy John surgery has been recommended to fix it, according to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times.

Withrow will get a second opinion, according to Eric Stephen of SB Nation.

The 25-year-old has a 2.95 ERA in 20 appearances this season with 18 walks and 28 strikeouts in 21 1/3 innings.

Since the start of 2014, 20 major league pitchers have undergone Tommy John surgery, according to an ESPN.com report published on Thursday.

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