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Minnesota Twins: Tommy John Surgery for Oliveros

St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press—August 29, 2012

Minnesota Twin's right-hander Lester Oliveros, acquired in the waiver wire deal that sent Delmon Young to Detroit last season, had Tommy John ligament reconstruction surgery on his right elbow on Wednesday.

Oliveros, 24, was having surgery to remove bone chips but there was concern for the ligament, assistant general manager Rob Antony said. When Dr. David Altchek went in, he determined the ligament had to be repaired, a nearly identical situation to the one that led to Scott Baker's Tommy John surgery in April.
"We had our fingers crossed," Antony said.

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