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 BOSTON (AP) -Red Sox reliever Brendan Donnelly underwent ``Tommy John'' reconstructive surgery on his right elbow on Tuesday, sidelining him at least through most of next season.
The operation on Donnelly, acquired in a trade with the Los Angeles Angels last December, was done by Dr. Lewis Yocum in Inglewood, Calif. The Red Sox said it went as expected and that the right-hander would rejoin Boston in several weeks for a follow up examination. He is expected to be sidelined 12-18 months.
Donnelly sent a text message to manager Terry Francona after the surgery.
``His text said he came through it great and he's just going to go rest,'' Francona said. ``He was just a little groggy but he sent a real quick message saying, 'I made it.' ``
In 27 games, all in relief, Donnelly was 2-1 with a 3.05 ERA this season. He went on the 15-day disabled list on June 17 because of what the team said was a strained right forearm.

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