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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Poveda likely to have Tommy John surgery

By Richard Durrett

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Texas Rangers right-hander Omar Poveda has a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow and will probably undergo Tommy John surgery.

He will get a second opinion from Dr. Lewis Yocum before making a decision.

If he has the surgery, Poveda can be placed on 60-day disabled list, which would open a spot on the 40-man roster.