Sport Yankees' Pineda to undergo Tommy John surgery

23:52  17 july  2017
23:52  17 july  2017 Source:   theScore

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The Yankees pitcher will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery Tuesday after Cincinnati Reds medical director Dr. Timothy Kremchek confirmed an earlier recommendation, the Yankees announced. After 2nd Opinion, Yankees ’ Pineda To Undergo Tommy John Surgery .

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 20: Michael Pineda #35 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Los Angeles Angels during their game at Yankee Stadium on June 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images).

  Yankees' Pineda to undergo Tommy John surgery © Troy Taormina / USA TODAY Sports Michael Pineda's season is officially over.

After being diagnosed with a partially torn UCL in his right elbow on Friday, the New York Yankees announced Monday that the right-hander will undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday in Cincinnati.

Dr. Timothy Kremchek - the medical director for the Cincinnati Reds - will perform the operation, per the Yankees' public relations department.

Pineda sought a second opinion after being diagnosed with the injury Friday, though at the time general manager Brian Cashman acknowledged that surgery remained the most likely course of treatment.

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Doctors have recommended Pineda undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery . The right-hander will seek a second opinion. The Yankees have already placed him on the disabled list.

Pineda will undergo a second opinion, but the initial recommendation is for him to undergo Tommy John surgery . The Yankees second half of the season has yet to begin and already there is disturbing news on the starting pitching front.

The 28-year-old Pineda ends his 2017 season with an 8-4 record, 4.39 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, and 92 strikeouts to 21 walks across 96 1/3 innings (18 starts) for the Yankees. He's set to become a free agent for the first time in his career this winter.

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