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Keynan Middleton has UCL damage, to get second opinion

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim  v Oakland Athletics

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 01: Keynan Middleton #39 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on April 1, 2018 in Oakland, California. The Angels won the game 7-4. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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The Angels announced on Monday that closer Keynan Middleton underwent an MRI on Monday that revealed damage to his ulnar collateral ligament. He will get a second opinion that will determine if the right-hander needs Tommy John surgery.

Middleton, 24, was placed on the 10-day disabled list at the beginning of the month and was activated on Thursday. He was forced out of Sunday’s game against the Twins with more discomfort in his right elbow.

In 16 appearances this season, Middleton has six saves with a 2.04 ERA and a 16/9 K/BB ratio in 17 2/3 innings. Jim Johnson, Cam Bedrosian, and Blake Parker are all candidates to handle save situations while Middleton is out.

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