Skip navigation
Favorites
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

Randy Wolf has tear in UCL, done for season

Baltimore Orioles Wolf delivers against the Boston Red Sox during their MLB game in Boston

Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Randy Wolf delivers against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of American League MLB baseball action at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts September 22, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

Reuters

The Orioles placed Randy Wolf on the 60-day disabled list Wednesday with a tear in his UCL, aka the Tommy John ligament.

Wolf, who was signed at the end of last month after being let go by the Brewers, went 2-0 with a 5.28 ERA in two starts and three relief appearances for Baltimore. He was 3-10 with a 5.69 ERA before Milwaukee released him.

If Wolf requires Tommy John surgery, it’d be his second such procedure. He had the first on July 1, 2005 and then returned to the Phillies a year later on July 30. He also missed time in 2007 due to shoulder surgery.

One imagines that Wolf will try rehab first unless it’s a complete tear. Surgery would cause him to miss 2013 either way. He could wait a few months, test the elbow then and still potentially make it back for 2014 if he opts for surgery.