BA’s Red Sox correspondent Alex Speier reports that lefthander Nick Hagadone is scheduled to visit famed orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham on Monday to determine if he will need Tommy John surgery, Sox farm director Mike Hazen confirmed.
Hagadone, the Sox’ supplemental first-round pick last June, left his April 16 start with low Class A Greenville after two innings with elbow pain; a Greenville official said Hagadone was holding his elbow in discomfort as he left the field.
The 22-year-old Hagadone, who spent his college career at Washington, had yet to give up an earned run in three starts in his first full professional season. He had struck out 12 and walked six in 10 innings of work. He went 0-1, 1.85 last season with short-season Lowell (New York-Penn League), striking out 33 and walking eight in 24 innings.