(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) — Although Major League Baseball has yet to begin the regular season, the Arizona Diamondbacks may already have a large loss on their docket. Left-handed pitcher Patrick Corbin has a partially torn ligament in his left elbow and may require season-ending surgery.
An MRI on Sunday revealed a partially torn ultra collateral ligament (UCL) in Corbin’s throwing elbow. The lefty is scheduled to receive a second opinion from renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews during the week to see if Tommy John surgery is needed.
The 24-year old went 14-8 last season with a 3.41 ERA for the Diamondbacks, earning his first ever All-Star nod. Corbin was scheduled to start the team’s season opener against Los Angeles in Australia.
“This all new to me,” Corbin said. “I’ve never been hurt before, so I’m just trying to get through it.”
Wade Miley will replace Corbin as the starter against the Dodgers on Saturday.
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Jill Martin, CNN