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10/21/08 11:00 PM ET

Dodgers' Young to have elbow surgery

Outfielder expected to be ready for start of Spring Training

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers pinch-hitter Delwyn Young will undergo arthroscopic right elbow surgery Wednesday.

Dr. Neal ElAttrache will remove a spur in the back of the elbow and reposition the ulnar nerve. The problem gave Young trouble throwing beginning in Spring Training and throughout the season.

Young will need six weeks of rehabilitation and is expected to be ready for the start of Spring Training. Used primarily as a pinch-hitter, Young ranked fourth in the Major Leagues with 14 pinch-hits. He also started 19 games, 17 in the outfield.

On the season, he his .246 with one homer and seven RBIs.

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