Braves News: Righthander Cory Gearrin seeks second opinion before Tommy John surgery

In Braves news today, Braves reliever Cory Gearrin isn't satisfied with an original prognosis which may cost him the remainder of the 2014 Major League Baseball season, and is seeking a second opinion.

Per Mark Bowman of, Gearrin "appears destined to undergo Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery"  after "the Braves' medical staff found a partial tear in Gearrin's ulnar collateral ligament, and Dr. James Andrews confirmed this diagnosis during an examination this week."

Despite both the Atlanta Braves and Dr. James Andrews stating that the 27-year-old righthander is in need of the reconstructive elbow surgery which has saved so many careers before him, Gearrin isn't quite ready to call it quits on the 2014 MLB season just yet.

Gearrin has appeared in 77 regular season games for the Braves from 2011-13, posting a 4.28 ERA in 69.1 innings pitched. Gearrin suffered the injury to elbow in a Spring Training contest against the Detroit Tigers, throwing a wild pitch to Detroit's Torii Hunter before promptly being taken out of the game.

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