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Diamondbacks’ Corbin Has Season Ending Surgery

Patrick Corbin [1]SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin has undergone season-ending elbow surgery after a second opinion confirmed the need for the ligament repair.

The operation was performed Tuesday by noted surgeon Dr. James Andrews in Florida. Corbin revealed the operation via Twitter [2], and Diamondbacks bench coach Alan Trammell confirmed it later in the day when the team gathered for its first workout since returning from its season-opening series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Australia.

Corbin has a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament and will be out all of this season and possibly part of the next. The 16-game winner felt discomfort and had to leave his start last week.

Trammell was in charge of the Diamondbacks’ workout because manager Kirk Gibson underwent a procedure to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. Gibson is expected to be out a few days.

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