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De Leon 2nd Rays prospect to have Tommy John surgery

Posted at 10:35 AM, Mar 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-15 10:38:37-04

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Right-hander Jose De Leon has become the second Tampa Bay Rays’ pitching prospect in less than a month to have Tommy John surgery.

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De Leon’s torn ulnar collateral ligament was repaired Tuesday by Dr. James Andrews, the team said Wednesday.

The 25-year-old made a pair of one-inning appearances in spring training this year, on Feb. 26 and March 3.

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Right-hander Brent Honeywell, the MVP of last year’s All-Star Futures Game, was hurt pitching batting practice on Feb. 22 and tweeted on Feb. 28 that he had undergone Tommy John surgery with Andrews.