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How Manny Banuelos’ Tommy John Surgery Impacts Yankees’ Future Plans

path to the major leagues has been tumultuous for the New York Yankees’ top pitching prospect, Manny Banuelos. Signed as a 16-year-old out of Mexico in 2008, there were high expectations for the left-hander heading into the 2012 season after he nearly reached the major leagues last September.

However, it’s doubtful that Banuelos’ long-awaited big league debut will happen any time before late-2014, as Brian Cashman announced earlier this week that the 21-year-old needs Tommy John surgery and will miss the entire 2013 season.

The news comes on the heels of an injury-plagued campaign in which Banuelos made only six starts at Triple-A (none after May 18) before the nagging elbow sidelined him indefinitely.

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