Garcia recovering from Tommy John surgery

Dodgers confirm reliever underwent procedure in October

Garcia recovering from Tommy John surgery

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers reliever Yimi Garcia underwent Tommy John on his right elbow on Oct. 25, the club confirmed Thursday. Officials offered no explanation for why the operation wasn't disclosed earlier.

The right-handed Garcia, 26, pitched in 59 games in 2015 and had one scoreless postseason appearance that year, but was limited to nine relief appearances with the Dodgers in 2016 because of arm ailments.

Garcia remains on the 40-man roster, although he likely won't pitch in 2017.

Garcia joins Scott Van Slyke (wrist), Hyun-Jin Ryu (elbow) and Adam Liberatore (elbow) on the list of Dodgers known to be recovering from operations.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.