Dodgers lose hard-thrower Withrow to Tommy John

Dodgers lose hard-thrower Withrow to Tommy John
May 29, 2014, 10:00 am
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Chris Withrow has 28 strikeouts and a 2.95 ERA in 20 games. (USATSI)  

Add another name to the list of the hard-throwing young pitchers needing Tommy John elbow surgery, as Dodgers reliever Chris Withrow has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament and is headed under the knife.

Withrow has been fantastic since debuting for the Dodgers last season at age 24, posting a 2.73 ERA with 71 strikeouts in 56 innings while holding opponents to a .157 batting average. It doesn’t get much more dominant than that, especially when combined with a 95.7-mph average fastball.

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