Joel Zumaya Injury: Pitcher Has Torn UCL, Tommy John Surgery Next

The bad news just keeps on coming for Joel Zumaya and the Minnesota Twins. It has been confirmed that the right-hander has a torn UCL, via Phil Mackey.
Joel Zumaya's MRI revealed a torn UCL. #Twins

So what does that mean? Well, Zumaya will need to undergo the dreaded Tommy John surgery, via Jon Krawczynski.

What everyone feared: torn UCL for Zumaya. Tommy John surgery up next. #Twins

The MRI results have confirmed the worst-case scenario for Zumaya, who has had two surgeries on the right elbow in the past. With his injury history, the road to a comeback for Zumaya will surely be a long and difficult path. For the Twins, this news is particularly bad, as the team will now need to scramble to fill a major gap in the bullpen.

For more on the Minnesota Twins, check out Twinkie Town. You can also head over to SB Nation's main MLB hub at Baseball Nation.

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