Jose De Leon second Rays pitcher to undergo Tommy John surgery this spring


PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Right-hander Jose De Leon has become the second Tampa Bay Rays‘ pitching prospect in less than a month to have Tommy John surgery.

De Leon’s torn ulnar collateral ligament was repaired Tuesday by Dr. James Andrews, the team said Wednesday.

The 25-year-old made a pair of one-inning appearances in spring training this year, on Feb. 26 and March 3.

Right-hander Brent Honeywell, the MVP of last year’s All-Star Futures Game, was hurt pitching batting practice on Feb. 22 and tweeted on Feb. 28 that he had undergone Tommy John surgery with Andrews.