New York Yankees: Nathan Eovaldi Will Undergo Two Surgeries, Miss 2017 (Report)
Kim Klement, USATSI

The New York Yankees just received dreadful news on flamethrowing right-hander Nathan Eovaldi.

According to Jack Curry of the YES Network, Nathan Eovaldi — who is currently on the 15-day DL — has a torn flexor tendon and a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. The 27-year-old will need two surgeries, sidelining him for the remainder of 2016 and all of 2017.

Eovaldi was 9-8 with a 4.78 ERA in 24 appearances (21 starts) this season prior to going down.

The right-hander previously underwent Tommy John surgery in high school. Now, he will need to undergo the procedure for a second time. Furthermore, he will need to go under the knife to repair the tendon, which makes the elbow injury incredibly detrimental.

Eovaldi was set to become a free agent after next season, likely drawing interest from multiple teams. Given the major setback, his future is in question.

The altered Yankee starting staff now looks like this:

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