Red Sox’s Carson Smith: Needs Tommy John surgery – CBSSports.com

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Smith (forearm) will have Tommy John surgery to reconstruct the UCL in his right elbow.

Smith thought his injury was similar to the flexor strain he suffered during spring training, but it turns out the issue is far more serious this time around. He’ll now miss all of 2016 and probably most of 2017, leaving the Red Sox with one less late-inning option. The team still has Koji Uehara and Junichi Tazawa in front of closer Craig Kimbrel.

Red Sox’s Carson Smith: Needs Tommy John surgery – CBSSports.com