Eric Gagne will have Tommy John surgery to fix a sprained ligament in his right elbow. He's out for the season.
It will be the second time he's had the procedure, the first coming in 1997. After a second MRI, it was determined that the sprain was significant enough to require surgery. It's possible, though hardly guaranteed, that he'll be ready for the start of 2006. Yhency Brazoban will continue to close unless the Dodgers can acquire someone better before the deadline.