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Manny Banuelos needs elbow surgery

Updated: October 2, 2012, 1:03 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

Manny Banuelos, the New York Yankees' top pitching prospect, will undergo Tommy John surgery and not pitch at all next season.

With Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner choosing to reduce payroll by 10 percent in 2014, this will make the plan more difficult to implement. Steinbrenner and the Yankees' hopes were that Banuelos, Dellin Betances and Michael Pineda could provide young, affordable and strong starting pitching by the 2014 season.

Banuelos was shut down in May at Triple-A and never ...

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