ST. LOUIS -- Rockies left-handed reliever Boone Logan underwent surgery Thursday to shave a small bone spur on his left elbow. Manager Walt Weiss hopes the procedure will help Logan regain consistent health and production next season.
Logan, 30, had bone chips and a bone spur removed from the elbow at the end of last season, when he finished 5-2 with a 3.23 ERA with the Yankees. The Rockies signed Logan for three years and $16.5 million in December. He made four trips to the disabled list this year -- three for elbow issues, one for the intestinal ailment diverticulitis -- and was 2-3 with a 6.84 ERA in 35 games before being shut down Aug. 27.
"It sounds like everything went well and there are not going to be any issues this offseason," Weiss said Friday. "He should recover fairly quickly and hopefully have a nice, healthy run in front of him."
Logan hadn't fully recovered from last October's surgery, which was more extensive than Thursday's, when this season started, so he began the year on the disabled list. Logan returned to the DL with elbow issues on June 5, and the bout with diverticulitis hit as the team was coming out of the All-Star break. In his last outing, on Aug. 24, Logan gave up a hit to the only batter he faced.
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