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West undergoes Tommy John surgery

West had surgery on August 22

Right-handed reliever Matt West recently underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, ending his 2012 campaign. Lone Star Dugout profiles West's frustrating year while talking to his pitching coaches about his injury, the surgery, and upcoming rehab process.

Coming into spring training this past March, right-handed reliever Matt West appeared to be on the fast track to the major leagues. West entered his first big league camp as a member of the Rangers' 40-man roster. After beginning the previous spring training as a position player, he was moved to the mound in late March 2011. It didn't take long for him to stand out. The former second-round pick... Recommended Stories

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