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Luis Perez done for season with torn UCL in elbow

Luis Perez

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Luis Perez reacts as Seattle Mariners’ Michael Saunders rounds the bases on his game-winning grand slam during the 10th inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Friday, April 27, 2012. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)


Another day, another injury for the Blue Jays’ pitching staff.

According to Shi Davidi of, Luis Perez is done for the season with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow. The Blue Jays have yet to make an announcement on a course of action, but Tommy John surgery is almost certainly on the table. If he undergoes the surgery, he will be out through the All-Star break next year.

Perez is the third member of the Jays’ staff to go down with a ulnar collateral ligament injury this season, joining Kyle Drabek and Drew Hutchison. Drabek underwent Tommy John surgery while Hutchison is currently rehabbing a sprained UCL.

Perez has been a valuable member of Toronto’s bullpen this season, posting a 3.43 ERA and 39/16 K/BB ratio in 42 innings. The 27-year-old southpaw was knocked around for two runs on four hits in his most recent appearance yesterday against the White Sox.