Marlins RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo Undergoes Tommy John Surgery

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 17: Leo Nunez #46 of the Florida Marlins pitches against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on September 17, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Miami Marlins right-hander Juan Carlos Oviedo underwent Tommy John surgery to repair a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow this morning, reports Joe Frisaro of MLB.com:

Juan Carlos Oviedo, who sustained a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow in July, underwent Tommy John surgery on Thursday morning.

The procedure was performed by Dr. James Andrews, and recovery time is typically at least 12 months.

Depending on how quickly Oviedo, the pitcher formerly known as Leo Nunez, recovers from surgery, he could potentially miss his second full season in a row. The 30-year-old was placed on the restricted list for the start of the 2012 campaign for falsifying his identity.

Once his suspension had ended and the right-hander was activated from the restricted list, the Marlins placed Oviedo directly on the disabled list with his elbow injury. He had only logged three innings in the Marlins’ farm system prior to hitting the shelf.

Oviedo compiled ninety-two saves during the 2009-11 seasons with the Marlins, posting an ERA of 3.86 with 8.5 SO/9 and 3.1 BB/9.

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