Blue Jays LHP Ricky Romero has elbow surgery

Toronto Blue Jays left-hander Ricky Romero has had surgery on

his elbow and is expected to need six weeks to recover.

The team said Tuesday that Romero had an arthroscopic procedure

to clean up his left elbow. Romero also received platelet-rich

plasma treatments to both knees to help the recovery of his

quadriceps tendinitis.

The 27-year-old Romero went 9-14 with a 5.77 ERA in the recently

completed season. He left his final start of the season on Sept. 30

after three innings due to an injury to his left leg.

Romero’s offseason throwing program and preparation for spring

training aren’t expected to be affected by the procedures, the Blue

Jays said.