Surgery to end Tazawa's season

Updated: April 2, 2010, 8:53 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Boston Red Sox minor league right-hander Junichi Tazawa will have Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery Tuesday, ending his 2010 season before it even began, manager Terry Francona said Thursday.

The surgery will be performed by orthopedist Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala. Recovery time is typically nine months to a year.

Tazawa, a 23-year-old Japanese industrial league find who made four starts for the Red Sox last season and was projected ...

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