New York Yankees farmhand Jacob Lindgren is set to undergo Tommy John surgery, which will effectively put an end to his 2016 campaign.
According to multiple reports, Jacob Lindgren, the New York Yankees’ 2014 second-round pick, will undergo Tommy John surgery this Friday. The left-hander, who the Yanks rushed through the situation as a situational matchup guy, will miss the rest of this year and quite possibly all of 2017.
Jacob Lindgren is having Tommy John surgery on Friday.
— Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) August 3, 2016
This is unfortunate news for the Yanks given that he fit perfectly into their future plans as an effective bullpen arm.
With that said, this is not the first time the 23-year-old will be having surgery on his left elbow. Last year he went under the knife to have a bone spur removed, which directly hampered a year that saw him receive his first opportunity at the big league level.
The organization will certainly be monitoring each step of his recovery progress as they look to get him on a big league mound as soon as possible.