Carignan headed for Tommy John surgery

Carignan headed for Tommy John surgery

Carignan headed for Tommy John surgery
OAKLAND -- A's right-handed reliever Andrew Carignan landed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, and he's headed for Tommy John surgery.

Carignan confirmed manager Bob Melvin's worst fears after the A's 2-0 victory over the Texas Rangers.

"See you next year," Carignan told reporters.

Carignan said he has yet to select a surgeon.

Right-handed reliever Evan Scribner was called up from Triple-A Sacramento to take Carignan's place on the roster.

"I really feel for the kid," Melvin said before the game. "He's worked hard and finally we're seeing some really good results."

Carignan left Tuesday night's game against Texas in the eighth inning after facing three batters. He had been recalled from Sacramento on May 27 for his third stint with the A's this season. Since then he didn't allow a run in four appearances, covering 3 1/3 innings. For the season he is 1-1 with a 4.66 ERA.

Scribner, who was with the A's when they opened the season in Tokyo, went 3-0 with a 3.31 ERA and six saves at Sacramento.