Indians reliever Nick Hagadone will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing left elbow surgery Thursday.
There was some speculation that Hagadone would need a second Tommy John surgery, but Jordan Bastian of MLB.com writes that the procedure involved stabilizing a fractured medial epicondyle bone in the elbow. This is similar to the injury suffered by Athletics right-hander Jarrod Parker earlier this year, which also required surgery from Dr. James Andrews. Hagadone is expected to need six-to-nine months of rehab time, so he could be a bit behind at the start of next season.
Hagadone, 29, owns a 4.72 ERA with 9.3 K/9 and 4.6 BB/9 over 143 relief appearances in the majors. After having a nice year out of Cleveland’s bullpen in 2014, he had a mediocre 4.28 ERA and 28/12 K/BB ratio in 27 1/3 innings this season.