Well now, it appears that Ivan Nova wasn’t the only Yankee pitcher to undergo Tommy John surgery this week. The other pitcher the Yankees acquired in the Michael Pineda/Jesus Montero trade, Jose Campos, underwent Tommy John surgery yesterday according to Danny Knobler of CBS sports.
The Pineda-Montero trade keeps getting worse. Jose Campos, the other guy the Yankees got from the M’s, had Tommy John surgery yesterday.
— Danny Knobler (@DannyKnobler) April 26, 2014
On the plus side, Campos is just 21 years old. On the negative side, he’s yet to pitch above single-A Charleston, and has a history of injuries.
Campos pitched in 26 games last season Charleston, including 19 starts. He went 4-2 with a 3.41 ERA and struck out 77 in 87 innings.
Campos is on the 40 man roster, so expect him to be placed on the 60-day DL, which will open up a spot for the Yankees to add another player.
He had originally been placed on the DL with elbow inflammation, but it turned out it was a bit worse than that.