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Tyler Yates Undergoes Tommy John Surgery

On his right elbow. This should end the Tyler Yates era in Pittsburgh. Yates would have been eligible for free agency after the 2010 season, and Tommy John surgery takes nine months or more to come back from. Realistically, Yates might not be at full strength until the middle of next season, and he's not worth the trouble of taking to arbitration. He's been bad enough even when healthy.