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Red Sox prospect Jason Groome to undergo Tommy John surgery

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Red Sox pitching prospect Jason Groome will undergo Tommy John surgery, the team announced on Wednesday. He will undergo the procedure on May 15.

Groome has been dealing with a flexor strain in his left elbow since last August. The Red Sox selected the lefty in the first round, 12th overall, in the 2016 draft. Across 62 total innings in the minors, Groome owns a 5.37 ERA with 82 strikeouts and 34 walks.

Groome is the top pitching prospect in Boston’s system and No. 2 overall behind Michael Chavis, according to MLB Pipeline. He’s also ranked No. 85 among all prospects in baseball.

The upcoming surgery will end his 2018 campaign and will likely eat into about half of his 2019 season as well.

Braves sign veteran right-hander Tomlin to minor league deal

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The Atlanta Braves have signed right-hander Josh Tomlin to a minor league contract with an invitation to the team’s major league camp.

The 34-year-old Tomlin, who was released by Milwaukee on Wednesday, had a 6.14 ERA in 32 games, including nine starts, with Cleveland in 2018. Tomlin was 61-53 with a 4.77 ERA in nine seasons with the Indians.

Tomlin was 2-1 with a 4.80 ERA in five games with the Brewers this spring after joining the team on a minor league deal.

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