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Monday, April 6, 2020

Report: Shelby Miller may need Tommy John surgery

Shelby Miller

Shelby Miller could need Tommy John surgery to repair his elbow, according to a report.

Fan Rag Sports’ Tommy Stokke says Miller has a ligament issue in his elbow and could need Tommy John surgery.

Miller left his start on Sunday for the Diamondbacks with forearm tightness. He was placed on the disabled list Monday and underwent an MRI. He went to see Dr. Neal ElAttrache for a second opinion on his elbow, and his MRI was sent to Dr. James Andrews for a third opinion.

All the checks and re-checks of his imaging results show how much care Arizona is putting into the situation.

Miller, 26, was showing signs of improvement this year as he was 2-2 with a 4.09 ERA. That’s in contrast to his disappointing 2016 season in which he posted a 6.15 ERA in his first year with the club.

The Diamondbacks gave up a lot of assets, including 2015 No. 1 pick Dansby Swanson, to the Braves in a trade for Miller. If he undergoes Tommy John surgery, it would be the latest disappointment from a deal that has not yielded positive results.

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