New York Yankees RP Scott Efross says he needs Tommy John surgery

NEW YORK — At first, Scott Efros thought the mild pain in his right elbow was the wear and tear of a long season, a lingering sensation that couldn’t be traced back to any specific moment.

So when Effross had an MRI and learned he had torn his ulnar collateral ligament, meaning he would have to undergo Tommy John surgery and spend the next 12 months in rehab, it’s safe to say the reliever was stunned.

“I was a little surprised,” Efros said Tuesday, hours before Game 1 of the American League Division II against the Guardians. “Obviously when you go in there, there’s a chance you’re going to find something you don’t want to see. For me, I think it was kind of shocking. I think every pitcher thinks it’s shocking to hear that news.”

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