Feb 19, 2014; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin poses for a portrait during photo day at Salt River Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Diamondbacks’ Patrick Corbin may need Tommy John surgery

Arizona Diamondback’s left handed 24 year old starting pitcher had himself a beautiful 2013 season in the Desert. Corbin finished the year with a 14-8 win/loss record, 3.41 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 178 strike outs through 208 and one-third innings.

Corbin was looking to improve those numbers in 2014 and showed some early signs of possibly doing so this Spring. But now it looks like he’s going to have to wait another year and a half. Patrick started four games this year for the D’Backs and pitched through 19 and one-third innings.

He was charged with seven earned runs off 25 hits while posting a 3.26 ERA. According to Nick Piecoro on Twitter, Tommy John surgery may be unavoidable for the young left handed pitcher.

Nick Piecoro also mentions that he’ll be looking to receive a second opinion after suffering a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow yesterday against Cleveland Indians.

He experienced some discomfort during his at-bat and was pulled from the game.

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