Rays pitching prospect Honeywell has elbow procedure

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In this July 9, 2017, file photo, U.S. Team pitcher Brent Honeywell, of the Tampa Bay Rays, throws during the first inning of the All-Star Futures baseball game against the World Team in Miami. Honeywell, one the club’s top minor league prospect, has a chance of earning a spot on the Rays’ roster coming out of spring training. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays pitching prospect Brent Honeywell underwent a decompression procedure on his right ulnar nerve and is scheduled to begin strength and mobility exercises next week.

The team says Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed the procedure on the 25-year-old right-hander in Los Angeles, removing scar tissue from the area of the nerve.

Honeywell hasn’t pitched in a minor league game since September 2017.

He had Tommy John surgery in February 2018. He also had surgery to repair a right elbow fracture in June 2019.

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