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Clay Holmes Has Tommy John Surgery

Clay Holmes Has Tommy John Surgery

Pittsburgh Pirates right-handed pitching prospect Clay Holmes underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday. Dr. James Andrews performed the procedure. I just spoke with Holmes, who was wearing a bandage and a sling over his right arm, and he said he will go back to Dr. Andrews after four months for an evaluation. The expected recovery time is 10-12 months, which should put Holmes in position to be game ready during Spring Training next year.

 

"The timing, you never want it to happen, but I won't miss any of next year. Just rehab this year and come back next year," Holmes said.

The Pirates shut Holmes down two weeks ago after he was experiencing elbow tightness. Holmes had issues with his elbow last year during the Fall Instructional Leagues, and was shut down for rest and rehab over the off-season. The elbow started bothering him again in camp, and the Pirates shut him down and scheduled him for a visit to get the elbow evaluated. Holmes talked about his focus during the re...

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