Dodgers' Todd Coffey to Have Season-Ending Surgery

June 9, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Todd Coffey (60) pitches to the Seattle Mariners during the 9th inning at Safeco Field. Los Angeles defeated Seattle 8-3. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE

Los Angeles Dodgers' reliever Todd Coffey will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery to repair ligament damage in his right elbow, reports Jon Weisman of Dodger Thoughts.

Todd Coffey has probably pitched his last game as a Dodger – he has a damaged ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and will have Tommy John surgery that will sideline him for approximately a year.

The 31-year-old right-hander suffered the injury in the eighth inning of Monday night's loss to the Reds, but did not think it was serious enough to leave the game. Coffey stayed in the game following a mound visit from the trainer and struck out the last two batters of the inning.

MRIs taken the next morning, however, revealed a tear in his UCL, leaving Tommy John surgery as the only recovery option. Undergoing the surgery for the second time in his career, Coffey hopes to return some time in July or August of 2013.

Coffey has a 4.66 ERA in 19 1/3 innings of relief this year. Signed through this season with a team option for 2013, it seems likely the Dodgers will now buyout his contract for $300k.

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Should the Dodgers pick up Coffey's option for 2013?

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