Baker to have Tommy John surgery
The injury news isn’t getting any better for the Marlins.
On Friday, catcher John Baker will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. The procedure will be performed by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala.
Baker, who hasn’t played since May, may need about a year to recover.
Also, on Thursday, infielder Donnie Murphy, who dislocated his right wrist on Wednesday night, underwent surgery.
Murphy, who started at second base in the Marlins’ 16-10 win over the Nationals, dislocated his wrist while making a catch on Ian Desmond’s short fly ball into shallow center field in the fourth inning.
Sometime next week, pitcher Ricky Nolasco will have surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. Nolasco is out for the season.
– Joe Frisaro