Wada to visit Dr. Yocum for opinion on elbow

Wada to visit Dr. Yocum for opinion on elbow

BALTIMORE -- Orioles left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada will head to Los Angeles on Sunday to get a second opinion on his left elbow on Monday.

Wada, speaking through an interpreter, said he'll be seeing Dr. Lewis Yocum on Monday for a second opinion on the ligament damage in his elbow that recently showed up. The pitcher said his first doctor said one option is that he doesn't have to have surgery and could try to rehab without it.

But if there's going to be surgery, it would probably be of the Tommy John variety.

The decision is going to be made after Wada sees Dr. Yocum next week.

"It's a little bit frustrating," Wada said through the interpreter. "But it already happened. So all [I'm] thinking about now is to be able to pitch 100 percent with a healthy body and [to] come back and help the team out."