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Posted on: Thursday, April 1, 2010

MLB: Tazawa out for year; needs elbow ligament surgery


Associated Press

FORT MYERS, Fla. Boston Red Sox pitcher Junichi Tazawa will have elbow ligament replacement surgery on his right elbow next week, an operation that is likely to sideline him for about a year.

Red Sox manager Terry Francona said Dr. James Andrews will operate on Tuesday in Birmingham, Ala.

Tazawa, a right-hander who turns 24 in June, signed with the Red Sox in December 2008. He was a combined 9-7 with a 2.55 ERA at three minor league levels last year and 2-3 with a 7.46 ERA in four starts and two relief appearances for Boston.