Potential Top Draft Pick Giolito Sprains Elbow

Highly-regarded high school righty Lucas Giolito sprained the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow yesterday and will be out six to ten weeks, reports Eric Sondheimer of the L.A. Times.  The hard-throwing senior doesn't need surgery, coach Matt LaCour told Sondheimer, but he and his teammates are crushed.  Giolito was regarded as the best high school player in the 2012 draft, but now he may be more likely to honor a commitment to UCLA.  As Baseball America notes, the new collective bargaining agreement's draft restrictions make it much harder for Giolito to fall in draft position and still receive a ton of money.



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