MLB News: Indians’ Herrmann undergoes Tommy John surgery

The Cleveland Indians today announced right-handed pitcher Frank Herrmann underwent reconstructive surgery on his right elbow this morning in New York City at the Hospital for Special Surgery. 

Dr. David Altchek performed a ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction on Herrmann, who has an expected rehabilitation period of 12-to-18 months.  Herrmann last pitched on February 25 vs. the Oakland A’s in Phoenix and will miss the entire 2013 season.

Herrmann appearened in 15 games (19.1 innings) in 2012 with an ERA of 2.33, 14 strikeouts, four walks and a WHIP of 0.83. He did not record a decision.

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  • woofersus

    Good to have extra options I guess. Probably good news for David Huff.

  • Kildawg

    Better news for Kazmir as this opens a spot on the 40-man (an aspect of the 60-day DL).

  • woofersus

    I think Kazmir is going to be the 5th starter regardless, but it does open up a spot both on the roster and in the bullpen.