Dodgers reliever Yimi Garcia has Tommy John surgery

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Friday, December 16, 2016

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Yimi Garcia is unlikely to pitch next season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on Oct. 25.

The team confirmed the surgery this week after not saying why it wasn't disclosed at the time.

The 26-year-old right-hander was limited to nine relief appearances last season because of arm problems.

Garcia pitched in 59 games in 2015 and had one scoreless postseason appearance that season.

He remains on the 40-man roster.