Dellin Betances, the Yankees’ towering righty pitching prospect, will undergo Tommy John surgery, Mike Ashmore reports. Betances, who has been sidelined with a number of elbow injuries in the past few seasons, will finally get things repaired. This is another blow to the Yankees’ system, though I think surgery was inevitable for Betances given how frequently he has been injured, and mostly with elbow problems. Hopefully he can get everything fixed and with rest and rehab, be ready to pick up where he left off in 2011. We have seen what he can do when he is healthy and mechanically sound.
Betances is the 3rd Yankee pitching prospect to get TJ this season, along with George Kontos and Brett Marshall. In the last few years, Yankee pitching prospects must lead the world in TJ surgeries, with 3 this year, plus Andrew Brackman, JB Cox, and Chris Garcia in the last few years.
h/t to RAB