Report: Tommy John surgery recommended for Diamondbacks' Corbin

Mar 16, 3:30 PM

Tommy John surgery was reportedly recommended for Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin, whose damaged ulnar collateral ligament has put his season is jeopardy, reports Nick Piecoro of AZCentral.

However, the beleaguered 24-year-old is still determined to get a second opinion and, hopefully, a more encouraging prognosis.

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Mar 26, 8:30 AM

D-backs' Corbin undergoes Tommy John surgery

Mar 26, 8:30 AM

Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin underwent Tommy John surgery Tuesday to repair a partial tear of his ulnar collateral ligament.

Corbin, 24, went 14-8 with a 3.41 ERA last season. He suffered the injury in his final Cactus League start on March 15.

The All-Star pitcher was scheduled to start last Saturday's season opener against the Dodgers in Australia. 

According to, general manager Kevin Towers said last week the competition to fill Corbin's vacancy is likely down to prospect Archie Bradley and Randall Delgado.

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Mar 24, 5:02 PM

Report: Diamondbacks' Corbin met with Dr. James Andrews, but Tommy John not yet set

Mar 24, 5:02 PM

Contrary to an earlier report, it appears as though Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin, who's hampered by a damaged ulnar collateral ligament, is not yet resigned to Tommy John surgery.

Magruder reported earlier that Corbin, who turns 25 in July, was poised to undergo the infamous ligament replacement procedure on Monday afternoon. However, it appears that Corbin has yet to make a decision about how to proceed. 

Should Corbin opt for surgery, he will join a sizable contingent of MLB pitchers to undergo elbow surgery this offseason, including Bruce Rondon, Brandon Beachy, Kris Medlen, Jarrod Parker, Luke Hochevar, and Cory Luebke.

Mar 24, 4:23 PM

Report: Diamondbacks' Corbin to undergo Tommy John surgery Monday

Mar 24, 4:23 PM

Consigned to the operating table by his faulty ulnar collateral ligament, Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin will undergo Tommy John surgery on Monday afternoon, reports Jack Magruder of Fox Sports Arizona.

Corbin, who earned his first career All-Star nomination last season, was expected to start Arizona's season-opener in Australia this past weekend, but forearm stiffness compelled him to undergo an MRI that ultimately revealed damage to his elbow. Corbin's spot in the rotation will now go to either Randall Delgado, who's out of options, or top prospect Archie Bradley.

Mar 16, 12:10 PM

MRI reveals UCL damage for Diamondbacks' Corbin

Mar 16, 12:10 PM

Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin received some discouraging news Sunday, as an MRI revealed damage to his ulnar collateral ligament, the team announced.

Corbin, who was poised to start on Opening Day, was chased from Saturday's Cactus League outing due to stiffness in his forearm. The diagnosis effectively removes Corbin from the club's plans for next week's season-opening series in Australia, and the 24-year-old is now a prime candidate for Tommy John surgery.

Corbin crafted a 3.41 ERA (112 ERA+) over 32 starts last season, posting a 3.30 strikeout-to-walk ratio while earning his first career All-Star appearance.

Mar 15, 6:57 PM

Diamondbacks P Patrick Corbin leaves spring game vs. Indians with forearm stiffness

Mar 15, 6:57 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks may have sustained an injury to their top starter in Saturday's spring game vs. the Cleveland Indians.

Corbin exited in the seventh inning on a 2-2 count after pitching 6 2/3 innings without allowing an earned run.

Corbin, who earned All-Star honors with a 14-8 record and 3.41 ERA last season, is slated to be the Diamondbacks' starter for the opening game in Australia next week.