Los Angeles Dodgers LHP Scott Elbert is now scheduled to undergo an operation Wednesday that will "clean up" his throwing elbow and effectively end his season, according to Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times.
The surgery will be preformed by a team physician. Elbert is expected to be good to go by the start of 2013 spring training.
Elbert was placed on the disabled list with elbow soreness on August 27, ten days after he came off the DL for a related elbow inflammation injury. He pitched in a simulated game this past Friday but manager Don Mattingly explained that he was feeling "the same thing" following his test run.
The loss Ebert leaves the Dodgers with two lefties in their pen: Randy Choate and Paco Rodriguez.
Elbert had a 2.20 ERA with 29 strikeouts across 32.2 innings pitched in 2012.
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