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Luis Perez to have surgery

Updated: July 16, 2012, 7:39 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Blue Jays left-hander Luis Perez is going to have reconstructive elbow surgery Tuesday, an operation that could sideline him for over a year.

Blue Jays manager John Farrell said before their game against the New York Yankees that Perez was examined by Dr. James Andrews in Florida earlier Monday. Andrews confirmed Toronto's original diagnosis of a torn ligament.

It's the second bit of bad news for the Blue Jays' bullpen in two days. On Sunday, Toronto said closer Sergio ...

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