View Full Version : Liriano to undergo TJ surgery; will miss 2007 season

11-03-2006, 04:35 PM
Too bad. The kid has electric stuff.

Liriano to have major elbow surgery, likely to miss next year

November 3, 2006

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Twins pitching sensation Francisco Liriano will have major surgery on his left elbow and is likely to miss the 2007 season.

Liriano, who went 12-3 with a 2.16 ERA as a rookie, will have Tommy John surgery on Monday in California, the team said Friday.

The ligament transplant procedure usually takes at least a year for recovery.

Liriano pitched only six innings over the final two months because of pain in his left elbow. With veteran Brad Radke expected to retire, the AL Central champions will need help to bolster their rotation

11-04-2006, 03:52 PM
I hope he's not like Mark Prior. With such a promising start then to be cut short because of injurys.