Rondon Has Tommy John Surgery
Rondon had been out of action since May 12th when he went on the disabled list in Columbus with elbow soreness. At the time of the injury in seven starts for Columbus he was 1-3 with a 8.53 ERA (31.2 IP, 48 H, 10 BB, 33 K).
The 22-year old Rondon was the Indians' 2009 Minor League Pitcher of the Year last year and was a pitcher the club had hoped coming into the season would be a part of their big league staff at some point this season. He had recently began a return to throw program earlier this month at the Goodyear complex in Arizona, but in a recent bullpen session experienced more pain in the elbow region, and surgery was subsequently recommended.
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