- Associated Press - Sunday, February 26, 2012

FORT MYERS, FLA. (AP) - Joel Zumaya has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and will miss the season.

An MRI taken Sunday revealed the injury.

It’s the latest crushing injury for the hard-throwing reliever, who was trying to revive his career with the Minnesota Twins. Zumaya signed an incentive-laden, one-year deal with the Twins, who hoped he could bolster their bullpen.

He had not thrown a pitch since June 2010 after breaking his elbow while pitching in a game at Target Field.

Zumaya lasted just 13 pitches in his first session of live batting practice Saturday before walking off the mound with pain in his elbow.

General manager Terry Ryan says he has not spoken with the 27-year-old Zumaya about his future yet.

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