MRI reveals torn ligament for Drabek
TORONTO (AP) Blue Jays right-hander Kyle Drabek may require elbow surgery for the second time after an MRI on Friday revealed a torn ligament.
Drabek, who underwent ligament replacement surgery as a minor leaguer in 2007, will visit noted surgeon Dr. James Andrews on Monday to confirm the diagnosis.
The former first-round pick left Wednesday's start against Washington in the fifth inning after a ``popping'' in the back of the elbow.
The Blue Jays placed Drabek on the 15-day disabled list earlier Friday, calling the injury a sprain, before general manager Alex Anthopoulos revealed the tear later in the afternoon, before Toronto's game against Philadelphia.
Drabek is 4-7 with a 4.67 ERA in 13 starts.