Chase Whitley to Undergo Tommy John Surgery
The Yankees announced on Monday afternoon that right handed pitcher Chase Whitley will be undergoing Tommy John surgery.
The team confirmed that the Yankees doctor, Dr. Christopher Ahmad, will perform the surgery on Tuesday at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
It was released on Friday evening that Whitley had a partial tear in his UCL and would get a second opinion as to whether or not he could need to have Tommy John surgery.
After showing improvement and momentum towards the end of last season, Whitley was called up earlier this year to replace Masahiro Tanaka when he was put on the DL with wrist tendinitis.
Whitley being out for the year further limits the Yankees in their rotation options as he was just sent down by the Pinstripes last week in order for Chris Capuano to be added to the 25-man roster. But with Capuano only lasting three innings and getting shelled on Sunday, the Joe Girardi could quickly be looking at his depth chart.
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After a rough outing by Capuano, the Yankees won't have the option to go back to WHitley.
Yankees SP Chase Whitley has a partially torn UCL. Tommy John surgery is "very possible". Will likely get a second opinion before deciding whether to go under the knife