Description: Atlanta lefthander Eric O'Flaherty will go under the knife Tuesday for Tommy John surgery. SOURCE: David O'Brien, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Insight: O'Flaherty was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow over the weekend. He went 3-0 with a 2.50 ERA in 19 appearances before the injury.
5/18/2013 6:02:00 PM
Description: Braves reliever Eric O'Flaherty's MRI revealed a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament, according to MLB.com's Mark Bowman.
Insight: Atlanta had a dynamic bullpen in 2011 with Craig Kimbrel, Jonny Venters and Eric O'Flaherty posting a combined 1.66 ERA in 238 2/3 innings, but two of those guys have gone down with torn UCLs. Venters just had Tommy John surgery this week, and O'Flaherty will follow.