facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Randy Wolf to have elbow surgery

June 23, 2005 at 5:35 PM   |   Comments

PHILADELPHIA, June 23 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Randy Wolf decided Thursday on season-ending elbow surgery.

The process will sideline him most of the 2006 season and is slated for July 1 in Los Angeles.

"It was in the best interest of my career to do this," Wolf said on the team's Web site. "I can come back, get healthy and have the ability to pitch next year, which is very important."

Wolf has been on the disabled list since June 13 because of elbow pain, the same ailment that put him on the DL twice in 2004. He had hoped to return in late September with rest and rehabilitation but finishes the season 6-4 with a 4.39 ERA in 13 starts.

"I don't think there is any question that it's the right move," Phillies General Manager Ed Wade said. "We want Randy back in '06 and beyond that."

© 2005 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
NCAA Game Summary - Rutgers vs. Washington State
2
UPI horse racing weekend preview
3
Tony Stewart on Kevin Ward's death: It 'will definitely affect my life forever'
4
UEFA president Michel Platini will not challenge FIFA head Sepp Blatter
5
NFL announces harsher punishments for domestic violence
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback