Chi Chi Gonzalez to have Tommy John surgery after setback

Rangers right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez will need Tommy John surgery after a setback during his throwing program recently in Arizona.

An MRI showed a partial ligament tear during spring training and Gonzalez chose to go the non-surgical route, which required six to eight weeks of not throwing. A recent MRI showed the ligament was failing, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. Gonzalez was shut down 10 days ago after the scan confirmed the diagnosis.

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