Oviedo undergoes Tommy John surgery
MIAMI — Juan Carlos Oviedo, who sustained a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow in July, underwent Tommy John surgery on Thursday morning.
The procedure was performed by Dr. James Andrews, and recovery time is typically at least 12 months.
Oviedo, formerly Leo Nunez, felt discomfort a few days before his eight-week suspension was scheduled to end. The right-hander was reinstated from the restricted list on July 23, and placed on the 15-day disabled list that day.
On Tuesday, Oviedo was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
From 2009-11, Oviedo had 92 saves as the Marlins’ closer.
– Joe Frisaro