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Dodgers starter Alex Wood to have elbow surgery

Los Angeles Dodgers v San Diego Padres

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - MAY 21: Alex Wood #57 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on May 21, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

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The latest from the intensive care unit that is the Dodgers pitching staff: Alex Wood will undergo arthroscopic elbow debridement surgery today and will miss the next eight weeks.
Wood hasn’t pitched since the end of May, but was on his way back. He was facing live hitters and was on the verge of beginning a rehab assignment, but not anymore. The recovery time puts his return at mid-to-late September which, if you’re a betting man, likely ends his season. If it does, he’ll finish with a line of 1-4 with a 3.99 ERA, 62 strikeouts and 19 walks in 56.1 innings pitched.