According to a report on ComcastSportsNet, the Phillies may be losing pitcher Randy Wolf for the season.
An MRI and ultrasound taken Monday on Wolf’s left elbow revealed an injury to the ulnar collateral ligament. Because he has injured the same ligament two previous times in the past year, it was recommended that he undergo ligament transplant – or Tommy John surgery.
Wolf will receive a second opinion on Wednesday and visit a third doctor later in the week.
Wolf has been the most consistent pitcher for the Phillies over the past month and a half. After a 1-3 record and 6.52 ERA in April, Wolf has gone 6-1 with a 3.35 ERA since.
Entering the season, there were concerns Wolf's elbow wouldn't hold up through the season, and now those fears appear to be coming true.
The Phillies could find themselves without a lefthander in the rotation for the remainder of this season and possibly all of next, with a lot of immediate weight now on the shoulders of 23-year-old Robinson Tejeda, scheduled to pitch in his place on Friday.