Angels' Nick Tropeano has UCL tear in right elbow

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Angels' Nick Tropeano has UCL tear in right elbow
Tuesday July 19th, 2016

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Angels starting pitcher Nick Tropeano has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow, the team announced Tuesday.

Tropeano will seek a second opinion on how to deal with the injury. In many cases, torn UCLs require Tommy John Surgery.

The Angels have already dealt with two other starters tearing the same ligament this year. Garrett Richards will be re-evaluated in August after undergoing stem-cell therapy. Andrew Heaney began stem-cell therapy before opting for Tommy John surgery.

Tropeano has started 13 games for the Angels so far this season. He is 3–2 with a 3.56 ERA and 68 strikeouts.

The Angels entered Tuesday in fourth place in the AL West.

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