ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -Texas Rangers pitcher Willie Eyre will undergo Tommy John surgery on Monday and is expected to miss the 2008 season.
Eyre was placed on the disabled list last Saturday because of elbow stiffness, but further tests determined the right-hander would need elbow reconstruction surgery.
``He's had a big workload this season,'' Texas manager Ron Washington said. ``He's saved us many times. We thought it was just soreness at first.''
Eyre, in his second major league season, was 4-6 this season with a 5.16 ERA in 33 games. Eyre was primarily used in middle relief, but he also started two games.
Rangers team physician Dr. Keith Meister will perform the surgery.
Advertisement

Top MLB Public Bets

Advertisement

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Bautista re-signs, Blue Jays 30/1 Jose Bautista is heading back to Toronto on a one-year deal. What are the current odds of the Blue Jays to win the World Series?
Thumbnail Jays, Bautista could be close to deal Could the Blue Jays be nearing a new deal with slugger Jose Bautista?
Thumbnail Red Sox favored to win AL Pennant The Boston Red Sox are favored to win the 2017 American League Pennant, while the defending champs have the next-best odds.
Thumbnail Updated 2017 NL Pennant Odds The Chicago Cubs remain favored to win the 2017 National League Pennant at 9/5, but which team is listed second?
Thumbnail Cubs remain World Series Favorites The Cubs remain favored to win the 2017 World Series while the Red Sox have the next-best odds according to oddsmakers.

MLB Team Pages