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Shelby Miller has a tear in his UCL, considering Tommy John surgery

Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks

PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 23: Starting pitcher Shelby Miller #26 of the Arizona Diamondbacks prepares to pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the MLB game at Chase Field on April 23, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Dodgers defeated the Diamondbacks 6-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that Diamondbacks pitcher Shelby Miller has a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament and is considering undergoing Tommy John surgery. Surgery would end Miller’s 2017 season and would cut into a significant portion -- if not all -- of his 2018 season as well.

Miller sent his MRI results to Dr. Neal ElAttrache and Dr. James Andrews for second and third opinions, respectively. He could choose to rehab his elbow rather than undergo surgery, but that comes with its own set of positives and negatives.

Miller lasted only four-plus innings in his most recent start on Sunday and carries a 4.09 ERA on the season, his second with the Diamondbacks. His time in Arizona has not gone well.

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