St. Petersburg, FL-- One of the Tampa Bay Rays' top pitching prospects, RHP Taylor Guerrieri, underwent successful Tommy John elbow surgery Wednesday.
The surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola. He repaired a torn ulnar collateral ligament in Guerrieri's right elbow.
Guerrieri will miss the remainder of the 2013 season, and a portion of the 2014 season.
The 20-year-old Guerrieri was the Rays' first-round draft choice in 2011. This season, he was 6-2 with a 2.01 ERA at Bowling Green in the Class A Midwest League.