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New York Yankees Star Prospect Manny Banuelos to Undergo Tommy John Surgery; Expected to Miss 2013 Season

October 2nd, 2012 at 4:18 PM
By Daniel Sirianni

New York Yankees star prospect Manny Banuelos is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery and is expected to miss the entire 2013 season.

'Bowie Baysox vs. Trenton Thunder - August 18, 2012' photo (c) 2012, Doug Kerr - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Banuelos has not pitched since May, but the Yankees didn't think the injury would require surgery. In August, he was officially shut down for the remainder of the season with a bone bruise in his throwing elbow, which eventually turned out to be more severe. The procedure will be done on Thursday by Dr. James Andrews. 

In six starts this season, the 21 year-old lefty was 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. However, he was New York's top pitching prospect and ranked as the 29th best prospect in Major League Baseball by Baseball America

The Yankees signed Banuelos as an international free agent in 2008. 

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Tags: Baseball, Manny Banuelos, MLB, New York, New York Yankees, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Tommy John Surgery

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