Yankees say RHP Eovaldi's 2nd Tommy John surgery a success

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Yankees say right-handed pitcher Nathan Eovaldi has had surgery to repair two tears in his elbow.

The Yankees say the surgeries performed Friday on Eovaldi's torn flexor tendon and partially torn ulnar collateral ligament ''went as expected.''

It was the second Tommy John surgery for the 26-year-old, who had the procedure nine years ago when he was a high school junior.

He is expected to miss the remainder of this season and all of next year. It's a stunning setback for the Yankees, who hoped Eovaldi would be a key cog in their rotation for several seasons when they acquired him from the Miami Marlins in December 2014.

One of the hardest-throwing starters in the majors, Eovaldi was 9-8 with a 4.76 ERA in 124 2/3 innings this year. He can become a free agent after next season.

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