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Indians fear left-hander Nick Hagadone needs a second Tommy John surgery

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While on a minor-league rehab assignment for a back injury Indians left-hander Nick Hagadone was pulled from a game with elbow soreness and manager Terry Francona says the team fears he will need Tommy John surgery.

Hagadone had Tommy John surgery as a prospect in 2008 and Francona told Zack Meisel of the Cleveland Plain Dealer that “it looks like he did it again” and “he looks like he hurt it pretty good.”

Acquired from the Red Sox in 2009 as part of the Victor Martinez deal, Hagadone debuted in 2011 and has a 4.72 ERA with 122 strikeouts in 118 innings as a reliever for the Indians.