Nathan Eovaldi to undergo surgery to repair a partially torn UCL and a torn flexor tendon

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Yankees starter Nathan Eovaldi had to leave Wednesday’s start, after 12 pitches against the Red Sox, due to discomfort in his right elbow. It turns out that the right-hander has a partially torn UCL and a torn flexor tendon which will require surgery, Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal reports. Diamond adds that Eovaldi’s flexor tendon was “torn clear off the bone.”

Not only will Eovaldi miss the rest of the 2016 season, he’ll miss most if not all of the 2017 season as well. The 26-year-old had an inconsistent 2016 campaign, putting up a 4.76 ERA with a 97/40 K/BB ratio in 124 2/3 innings.

Going forward, the Yankees’ rotation will include Masahiro Tanaka, CC Sabathia, Michael Pineda, Chad Green, and Luis Cessa.

Fried, Braves go to salary arbitration for 2nd straight year

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Pitcher Max Fried went to salary arbitration with the Atlanta Braves for the second straight year, asking for $15 million instead of the team’s $13.5 million offer.

The 29-year-old left-hander went 14-7 for the second straight season and lowered his ERA to 2.48 from 3.04 in 2021. Fried was a first-time All-Star last season, was second to Miami’s Sandy Alcantara in Cy Young Award voting and was third in the National League in ERA behind Alcantara and Julio Urias with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Fried won a $6.85 million salary last year instead of the team’s $6.6 million proposal in arbitration. That was after he pitched six shutout innings in World Series Game 6 as the Braves won their first title since 1995.

Fried, who is eligible for free agency after the 2024 World Series, had his case heard Friday by a panel that’s expected to issue a decision Saturday.

Players have won two of three decisions so far: Pitcher Jesus Luzardo ($2.45 million) and AL batting champion Luis Arraez ($6.1 million) both beat the Miami Marlins. But Seattle defeated Diego Castillo ($2.95 million).

A decision is being held for Los Angeles Angels outfielder Hunter Renfroe, whose case was argued Monday. About 20 more cases are scheduled through Feb. 17.