Johnny Hellweg To Undergo Tommy John Surgery


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Milwaukee Brewers pitching prospect Johnny Hellweg will undergo Tommy John surgery today, the team announced.

Hellweg, 25, will miss the rest of the season and won’t be ready for game action for at least 12 months.

The Brewers’ right-hander felt a pop in his right elbow during a start for Triple-A Nashville. After being diagnosed with a torn UCL, Hellweg sought a second opinion in Dr. James Andrews. Andrews confirmed the diagnosis and will perform the surgery sometime today.

Hellweg was acquired by the Brewers as part of the Zack Greinke trade that brought Jean Segura to Milwaukeee. He appeared in eight major league games (seven starts) in 2013 and posted a 6.75 ERA. In four starts for Nashville this season, Hellweg was 1-2 with a 4.95 ERA.