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 Posted: Fri Apr 14th, 2017 03:18 am
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James Kaprielian won't make his major-league debut any time soon.

The New York Yankees' top pitching prospect is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery Tuesday, the team announced Thursday.

Noted surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache will perform the procedure.

Kaprielian, a first-round selection in the 2015 draft, underwent an MRI on his right elbow last week, which obviously yielded poor results. He also missed most of last season due to a flexor strain.

The 23-year-old had a shot at joining the Yankees' rotation this season after posting great numbers in the minors (a 1.55 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 29 innings).

It normally takes 18 months to recover from Tommy John surgery.