Richard Durrett of the Dallas Morning News is reporting that righty Thomas Diamond will have season-ending Tommy John surgery Tuesday in Birmingham, Alabama.
GM Jon Daniels says Diamond first felt discomfort in his arm during his "A" game appearance on March 6th when he gave up two runs on three hits and two walks in an inning of work. He then had an MRI, and even the doctors were surprised that Diamond would need the surgery based on where they believed the discomfort was located in his pitching arm.
As you know, the surgery has a pretty high success rate.
But still: Shock.