Cleveland (WOIO) - The Indians had some tough injury news on Tuesday, as pitcher Josh Tomlin was told he needs Tommy John surgery and centerfielder Grady Sizemore won't play at all in 2012, according to reports.
Tomlin, who was in Los Angeles on Tuesday getting a second opinion on his injured right elbow, was 5-8 record in 21 games with a 6.36 ERA. He go under the knife on Wednesday. The surgery will mean Tomlin will miss the entire 2013 season.
He is the second Indians pitcher in the last year to need Tommy John surgery. Carlos Carrasco had the procedure done last September.
Sizemore, who signed a one-year, $5 million deal in the offseason, hasn't played all season.
The centerfielder was supposed to be back by the All-Star break, but kept suffering setbacks. In the recent weeks he's been dealing with soreness in his knee.
In the past two seasons Sizemore has had surgeries on both knees, abdomen and back.
Sizemore most likely won't be back with the Tribe next year.
The Indians did receive some good news. Third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall could be back next month after getting hit by a pitch in June that broke his forearm.