Dodgers starter Alex Wood to have elbow surgery

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The latest from the intensive care unit that is the Dodgers pitching staff: Alex Wood will undergo arthroscopic elbow debridement surgery today and will miss the next eight weeks.

Wood hasn’t pitched since the end of May, but was on his way back. He was facing live hitters and was on the verge of beginning a rehab assignment, but not anymore. The recovery time puts his return at mid-to-late September which, if you’re a betting man, likely ends his season. If it does, he’ll finish with a line of 1-4 with a 3.99 ERA, 62 strikeouts and 19 walks in 56.1 innings pitched.