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Jordan undergoes 2nd Tommy John surgery

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WASHINGTON -- Nationals right-hander Taylor Jordan underwent Tommy John surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament. The procedure was performed by Dr. James Andrews on Thursday. This is Taylor's second such procedure; he previously underwent Tommy John surgery in 2011.

Jordan was a highly-touted prospect as recently as 2013. He made his Major League debut that year and had a 3.66 ERA in his short time with the Nationals. The next year, he competed for a spot in the rotation, but he was sent down to the Minor Leagues before going down with elbow soreness. He made nine appearances (six starts) for the Nationals from 2014-15.

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WASHINGTON -- Nationals right-hander Taylor Jordan underwent Tommy John surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament. The procedure was performed by Dr. James Andrews on Thursday. This is Taylor's second such procedure; he previously underwent Tommy John surgery in 2011.

Jordan was a highly-touted prospect as recently as 2013. He made his Major League debut that year and had a 3.66 ERA in his short time with the Nationals. The next year, he competed for a spot in the rotation, but he was sent down to the Minor Leagues before going down with elbow soreness. He made nine appearances (six starts) for the Nationals from 2014-15.

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The club said Jordan will begin rehab immediately.

Bill Ladson has covered the Nationals/Expos for MLB.com since 2002 and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the Time. He also can be found on Twitter @WashingNats.

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