Left-handed pitcher Jay Groome will undergo Tommy John surgery
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The left-handed hurler began the season on the disabled list with a flexor strain in the elbow. Originally, it was anticipated he was only going to miss a short amount of time but that is obviously not the case anymore.
Michael Chavis, who was the only other consensus top-100 prospect in the Red Sox’ farm system, was suspended 50 games earlier in the year for violating MLB’s PED policy.
Groome was ranked the 78th-best prospect in baseball heading into the season by Baseball Prospectus. He was also the first-round pick for Boston in the 2016 draft.