According to a report by CSN Philly, The Phillies 26-year-old right-handed reliever, David Herndon, underwent Tommy John surgery on Tuesday in Alabama after meeting with famed orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews on Monday.
Herndon made just five appearances for the Phillies this season with a record of 0-1. He was moved to the disabled list with inflammation in his righr elbow. His ERA stands at 4.70 on the season in just 7.2 innings pitched. In those five outings he gave up 10 hits, four earned runs with one walk and eight strikeouts.
The timetable for recovery from Tommy John surgery is anywhere from 12-to-14 months. This Herndon's fourth season with the Phillies after being drafted in the fifth round of the 2006 amateur draft by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
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