Devine scheduled to undergo elbow surgery

Devine scheduled to undergo elbow surgery

Devine scheduled to undergo elbow surgery
OAKLAND -- The A's on Monday evening announced that reliever Joey Devine will undergo right elbow surgery on Tuesday, with more detailed information to come following the procedure.

Dr. James Andrews, who performed Tommy John surgery on Devine in 2009, will do this procedure in Pensacola, Fla.

Devine, 28, has made just 26 big league appearances since the Tommy John operation. He endured three spring outings early on in camp this year before flexor tendon tendinitis sidelined him again.

"He was as effective a pitcher as any when I first got here," manager Bob Melvin said. "It really looked like he was back to form last year. And now he has to undergo surgery, which is very disappointing certainly for him, but also for us."