Patrick Corbin had surgery this Tuesday in order to repair a partially torn ligament in his left arm. The left-handed ace visited with Dr. James Andrews in Florida on Monday and after the second opinion decided to go under the knife. The young phenom for the Arizona Diamondbacks will miss the entire 2014 season.
This news comes as a big blow to an Arizona pitching staff that is riddled with question marks. Wade Miley will replace Corbin as the “ace” of the staff coming in to this season.
Patrick Corbin in his career with the Diamondbacks is 20-16 with a 3.80 ERA. The All-Star Corbin had been improving every year for the D-Backs and put up 178 strikeouts a year ago along with an NL-third best three complete games. Fortunately for the Diamondbacks, Tommy John surgery is not the same as it used to be, so expect Corbin’s future as a D-Back to be okay.
Commentary by Ryne Vyles,
Guardian Liberty Voice Sports Writer for the Arizona Diamondbacks