|Texas Rangers pitcher Willie Eyre to have Tommy John surgery, expected to miss 2008 season|
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|Saturday, 25 August 2007 13:34|
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.