Mike Pelfrey's TJ surgery was successful

Mike Pelfrey underwent successful Tommy John Surgery on his right elbow yesterday, and he will be heading home to Wichita, Kansas to begin his recovery, the team announced.

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Pelfrey was placed on the disabled list last week after an MRI revealed swelling in his right elbow. He visited with Dr. James Andrews on Monday, who performed the procedure yesterday.

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Matthew Cerrone: In all likelihood, the team will non-tender him next Spring and then re-sign him to a deal like they did with Chris Young last year. It’s common practice in baseball, it seems. This way, the player gets the medical support and training facility of a team he knows, and the team gets the potential of a return at low cost. But, that’s about all that can be speculated on at this point. The actual injury, surgery and recovery are such a long ways away, there is no telling at this point what the future holds for Mike and his arm.