A's Outman done for year

Updated: June 30, 2009, 10:17 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland Athletics left-hander Josh Outman has undergone ligament replacement surgery on his pitching elbow, ending his season.

Dr. James Andrews performed the procedure, often called Tommy John surgery. Outman went 4-1 with a 3.48 ERA this season in 14 appearances, including 12 starts. Outman also had a bone spur removed.

The surgery typically requires a year or more of rehabilitation. Prospective A's closer Joey Devine underwent the same procedure in April, and Oakland reliever Dan Giese also underwent elbow surgery earlier this season.

A's right-hander Justin Duchscherer, a two-time All-Star, resumed a throwing program Tuesday after undergoing elbow surgery in March.


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