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Betances goes under the knife

Posted on: August 31, 2009 10:44 am
Edited on: August 31, 2009 10:45 am
Becoming a Yankee prospect pitcher right of passage of late. According to Mike Ashmore, the beat writer for the AA Trenton Thunder, 20 year old Dellin Betances had TJ surgery several days ago. Many in the system felt it was inevitable with the recurrent elbow problems the local NYC product has had since being drafted, but some were hopeful he'd be able to avoid that measure. No such luck, and now the next time we can hope to see the 6'9 right hander is late 2010.
Category: MLB
Tags: Betances

Since: Mar 11, 2009
Posted on: September 22, 2009 9:30 am

Betances goes under the knife

This guy is huge, and will be huge for the Yanks in two or three years.  What do you think nynasty?

Since: Aug 10, 2006
Posted on: September 2, 2009 8:51 am

Betances goes under the knife

Little more info from Tyler Kepner at the times:

To clarify on Yanks prospect Dellin Betances, he did not have Tommy John. He had "ligament reinforcement", like Rivera in 1992. Less severe.

Not sure how -or if-this changes his rehab timetable.

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