Logan expected to start throwing in December following elbow surgery

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Via Andy McCullough: Boone Logan had surgery on Thursday to remove a bone spur from his left elbow. We first heard he needed the procedure about three weeks ago. Logan is expected to begin a throwing program in December and should be ready for the start of Spring Training. Dr. James Andrews performed the surgery in Florida.

Logan, 29, had a 3.23 ERA and 3.82 FIP in 39 innings this year. He told McCullough his elbow started aching in Spring Training — he was delayed at the start of camp due to a then-unspecified reason — and it continued all season, forcing him to throw fewer sliders. The PitchFX data backs that up*. Logan will be a free agent this winter and since his elbow ligament is fine, I think he’ll still be able to find a deal in Sean Burnett (two years, $8M) to Scott Downs (three years, $15M) range. No idea if the Yankees will look to bring him back, but he has some interest in returning.

* “Fewer sliders” is a relative term. He still threw 40.4% sliders this year, which was the 16th highest rate among all pitchers (min. 30 IP). Last year he threw 51.4% sliders (!), the seventh highest rate in baseball. No wonder his elbow started barking.

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NYP: Yankees among teams scouting Jose Abreu
Minors Notes: Defenders, Zagurski, Free Agents
  • Deep Thoughts

    If I were Logan I’d wait to see if Girardi resigns.

    Put differently, he’d better wait to see where Dusty Baker lands, and then not go there.

    • Laz

      Exactly why I don’t get why people want him. Even the DC radio on way into work was talking about how they hope to see him on Nats.

  • vicki

    i’m still waiting for the class actions against dusty and torre. hey, mark prior, kerry wood, scott proctor, jonathan broxton, et al. a-rod’s got a good lawyer if you need one.

    • ropeadope

      Statute of limitations?

  • Laz

    I’d be fine having him back.
    I really don’t feel he is worth $5M though, in a world where you care about the salary cap.