Washington Nationals rookie pitcher Stephen Strasburg underwent surgery to replace a torn elbow ligament yesterday, an operation that will sideline him through next season.
“He had his surgery,” Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo said, according to MLB.com. “I got a call from (the surgeons) and they said it was successful surgery, he came through it with flying colors.”
Strasburg will go home to San Diego today to begin his rehabilitation from the so-called Tommy John procedure. He may be out 12 to 18 months.