San Francisco Giants’ Pablo Sandoval, right, hits a three-run home run off of San Diego Padres relief pitcher Andrew Carpenter in the seventh inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. At left is Padres catcher Nick Hundley. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that Angels reliever Blake Wood underwent an MRI and was diagnosed with a damaged ulnar collateral ligament. Wood will seek further opinions before a course of treatment is decided. Tommy John surgery is a possibility.
Wood, 32, had been on a rehab assignment with High-A Inland Empire and has been on the disabled list since April 22. Prior to the injury, Wood compiled a 2.31 ERA with a 10/7 K/BB ratio in 11 2/3 innings.
Keynan Middleton recently underwent Tommy John surgery to repair a damaged UCL, so it’s not been a great time to be a member of the Angels’ bullpen.