June 26, 2009

Nady expected to undergo Tommy John surgery, may miss next season too

Outfielder Xavier Nady pulled himself from a rehab game in Scranton last night after making a throw in the fifth inning, and it sounds like will undergo Tommy John Surgery, according to George A. King of the New York Post.

According to several teammates, the Yankees outfielder told them late Thursday night that his right elbow requires Tommy John surgery, a procedure that often takes 12-14 months recovery.

That’s too bad for Nady. He tried to bypass surgery with a special procedure on his elbow, but I guess it didn’t work.

Nady would have added even more depth to this young and talented outfield.

I believe this opens the door for Brian Cashman to look for a decent bat at the trade deadline. But I think it is clear the main goal for the deadline is to acquire a bullpen arm.

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