Todd Coffey’s arm asplode, will be out for the year after Tommy John surgery

Eric Stephen of True Blue LA relays the news that Todd Coffey is out for the year with an elbow strain.

Dodgers relief pitcher Todd Coffey received some bad news on Tuesday, as the reliever is out for the season with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

Coffey didn’t feel any pain in his arm, so he didn’t expect much to come out of Tuesday’s MRI exam.

“The only thing I anticipated was inflammation. I didn’t anticipate any structural damage because it didn’t feel that way,” Coffey said. “I expected rest, maybe in four or five days I’d be good to go but to have that bombshell dropped on me sucks.”

The bullpen injuries are getting a bit ridiculous now, so the team’s depth will matter. Shawn Tolleson will be needed to step up in his front-end role, if not, Josh Wall might get the next shot.

Seriously though, Ned Colletti should just completely stay away from signing veteran bullpen arms.

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