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Tigers prospect Joey Wentz has elbow reconstruction surgery

Tigers prospect Joey Wentz has elbow reconstruction surgery
Posted at 10:38 PM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 22:38:50-04

DETROIT (AP) -- Detroit Tigers left-hander Joey Wentz had surgery to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow.

Wentz is expected to return in 14-16 months.

The 22-year-old was a non-roster invitee at big league spring training this year. He is the No. 8 prospect in the Detroit organization, according to mlb.com.

Detroit acquired Wentz last July 31 in the deal that sent reliever Shane Greene to Atlanta. He was 7-8 with a 4.20 ERA in 25 starts at Double-A last year.