New York Yankees RHP Branden Pinder has elected to undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday after sustaining a partially torn UCL, according to the Wall Street Journal's Jared Diamond.
Pinder, 27, was placed on the disabled list over the weekend with a partially torn UCL in his throwing arm after he felt pain in his lone relief appearance of the season on April 20.
He allowed two runs in one inning in his only outing this season. Last year, he had a 2.93 ERA in 25 appearances, striking out 25 batters in 27 2/3 innings.
Pinder will become the second Yankees pitcher this season to undergo Tommy John surgery. Nick Rumbelow underwent it earlier this season.