No. 12 in MLB.com's ranking of Twins prospects, is headed to the Twin Cities this week to get an MRI on his right elbow after experiencing a setback last week. Wimmers pitched two-thirds of an inning in the Gulf Coast League on July 23 in his attempt to come back from a strained elbow. But it didn't go well, according to Twins general manager Terry Ryan. Ryan, though, wouldn't speculate that Wimmers needs Tommy John surgery just yet."/>
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Wimmers to have MRI on right elbow

Wimmers to have MRI on right elbow

Wimmers to have MRI on right elbow
MINNEAPOLIS -- Alex Wimmers, No. 12 in MLB.com's ranking of Twins prospects, is headed to the Twin Cities this week to get an MRI on his right elbow after experiencing a setback last week.

Wimmers pitched two-thirds of an inning in the Gulf Coast League on July 23 in his attempt to come back from a strained elbow.

But it didn't go well, according to Twins general manager Terry Ryan. Ryan, though, wouldn't speculate that Wimmers needs Tommy John surgery just yet.

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"I haven't gotten that type of information," Ryan said. "I'm not going to predict that. I don't know if that's accurate or not. Whoever you heard that from, it might be, I don't know. He wouldn't be coming up here if it was any good. It's something we think is serious enough for our people to see him here local, again. I don't know exactly the extent of this thing, but obviously, it's something we're concerned about, because we're going to fly him up here again. He's just not responding."

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