Tigers prospect Joey Wentz has elbow reconstruction surgery

Joey Wentz
Posted at 4:11 PM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 21:07:06-04

DETROIT (AP) -- Detroit Tigers left-hander Joey Wentz had surgery to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow.

Wentz is expected to return in 14-16 months.

The 22-year-old was a non-roster invitee at big league spring training this year. He is the No. 8 prospect in the Detroit organization, according to

Detroit acquired Wentz last July 31 in the deal that sent reliever Shane Greene to Atlanta. He was 7-8 with a 4.20 ERA in 25 starts at Double-A last year.