Former Braves reliver Tyler Yates undergoes Tommy John surgery

Via Pirates Report, news about one of our former relivers:

Pirates reliever Tyler Yates will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing Tommy John reconstructive surgery on his right elbow.

James Andrews performed the surgery Tuesday in Birmingham, Ala, to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament. Yates had been on the disabled list since May 16 with what had been termed elbow inflammation.

He wasn't the best reliever we had, in fact sometimes he was downright awful, but he had some moments of decency. His line in his two years as a member of the Atlanta Braves has some good and some bad:

The Good:  115 SO in 116 IP, and only 106 hits allowed for a .241 BAA

The Bad:  62 BB in those 116 IP, and a lot of those hits went for extra bases for a .403 slugging percentage against

It's never a good thing, though, when a player has to have a major surgery. I wish Tyler the best in his recovery.

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