LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers Minor League outfielder Alfredo Silverio, who was seriously injured in an offseason auto accident, underwent Tommy John reconstruction on his right (throwing) elbow Wednesday and is out for the season.
Silverio had not played since the January accident in his native Dominican Republic, mostly because of a serious concussion that has been resolved. He also suffered bruises to his neck and shoulder.
Silverio, 24, was coming off a breakthrough Double-A season in his eighth professional year, which included four seasons in the Dominican Rookie League. The slow bloomer hit .306 with 16 homers, 85 RBIs and 90 runs and was added to the 40-man roster last November to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft.
Silverio was ranked as the No. 15 prospect in the organization by MLB.com.