DETROIT (AP) -Tigers catcher Vance Wilson had season-ending elbow surgery Wednesday and could be sidelined well into next season.
Wilson, who has been on the disabled list the entire season, had Tommy John surgery and is expected to be out for nine months to a year.
Wilson hit .283 as Ivan Rodriguez's backup last year, helping the Tigers earn a postseason bid for the first time since 1987.
He went on the disabled list at the end of spring training, then re-injured the elbow earlier this month while on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Toledo.
Mike Rabelo, who began the season with one game of major league experience, is hitting .283 in 18 games as Rodriguez's backup.

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