Joe Nathan Out for Surgery

Twins closer Joe Nathan will have a Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Friday, putting him out for the 2010 season, Pioneer Press said.

Nathan, who felt discomfort in his pitching elbow at the beginning of March, sought opinions from other players before selecting the Met's team physician, Dr. David Altchek, as his surgeon, ESPN News said.

Altchek will remove a ligament from Nathan's right forearm and use it to replace the torn elbow ligament, Pioneer Press said.

Nathan is hopeful that he will be able to spend the season rehabbing at Target Field, allowing him to attend Twins home games, Pioneer Press said.

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