News source John Shipley Twincities.com Fort Myers Florida. Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Joel Zumaya 27, will have Tommy John surgery on his injured elbow at the end of March Minnesota Twins assistant Rob Antony said Sunday afternoon.
Zumaya has not pitched in the Major Leagues since he factured his elbow on June 2010 baseball game in Target Field in Minnesota as a member of the Detroit Tigers.
Zumaya signed a one year contract with the Minnesota Twins this winter. He was injured during spring training practice in February 25, 2012 and was considering retirement after his latest injury.
Antony talked to Zumaya's agent Don Mitchell and Zumaya agreed to have Tommy John surgery to repair his damaged elbow by replacing or removing a ligament in his injured elbow with a tendon or ligament in his body.
Dr. James Andrews will perform the operation. Zumaya will not play this season for the Minnesota Twins since he will be in rehabilitation. The Twins will probably put Zumaya on the 60 days disabled list and release him. Zumaya will be a free agent after the 2012 baseball season ends.