LOS ANGELES — Dodgers minor league outfielder Jacob Scavuzzo is expected to be out six to eight weeks after undergoing surgery this week to remove a bone spur from his left elbow.
Scavuzzo hit .266/.318/.397 with 21 doubles and 10 home runs in 112 games for Double-A Tulsa in 2016. He played through the pain during the season, and said it felt especially bad in June, when Scavuzzo hit .220/.268/.319, though got better as the season went on.
“Then off-season came around and I didn't feel it [while] training but as soon as I started doing baseball activities it flared up again,” Scavuzzo said. “If I would have known earlier I could have had [the surgery] earlier and not miss any time.”
The procedure was on Scavuzzo’s non-throwing arm, but the rehab timetable will keep him sidelined until minor league camp, which usually starts in the first or second week of March. The Dodgers haven’t yet announced when minor league camp starts this year, but last year the first workout was March 9.
Scavuzzo played in four big league spring games for the Dodgers in 2016, going 4-for-8 with a home run, two doubles, and a walk.
The Dodgers drafted Scavuzzo in the 21st round in 2012 out of Villa Park High School in Orange. He turned 23 on Jan. 14, and was ranked the 29th-best prospect in the system this offseason by our own David Hood.