Twins Prospect Wimmers Has Tommy John Surgery

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Alex Wimmers is the latest Minnesota Twins pitching prospect sent for Tommy John surgery.

The Twins said Wimmers had the ligament replacement operation on his right elbow performed Thursday in Minneapolis by team physician Dr. Dan Buss.

The right-hander was Minnesota’s first-round draft pick in 2010, out of Ohio State, but he has logged only 62 1-3 innings in the minors. He’s been plagued by both control and arm problems. Wimmers made only two starts this season, one for the Gulf Coast League rookie-level team and one for Double-A New Britain.

Right-hander Kyle Gibson, the Twins’ first-round draft pick in 2009, is also recovering from Tommy John surgery. His operation was last summer. Gibson recently began his comeback, with the Gulf Coast League affiliate in Fort Myers, Fla.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Good Question

Listen Live