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.