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Patrick Corbin’s MRI shows damage to UCL


In a potentially devastating blow, the Arizona Diamondbacks received bad news about young ace Patrick Corbin on Sunday morning.

After being pulled from his final tune-up start on Saturday with “forearm stiffness,” an MRI revealed what would potentially be a far more serious injury.

Wade Miley will take Corbin’s place in Australia, though that probably doesn’t rank too high on the team’s list of concerns right now.

UCL are the three worst letters a team can see, of course, as damage to the UCL ligament usually requires Tommy John surgery and a year of rehab. The Diamondbacks will hope for better news with the second opinion, but it seems likely that their best pitcher will be lost for the year before the season even starts.

Corbin went 14-8 with a 3.41 ERA in 32 starts last season, his second stint with the big league club. He is 24 years old.

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