Miami (FL) pitcher Erickson out for season

The Miami Herald is reporting that Eric Erickson will miss the 2009 campaign after undergoing left elbow reconstructive surgery. Erickson was expected to be a part of one of the strongest pitching staffs in the country in 2008 with teammate Chris Hernandez.

This is a huge loss for the Hurricanes for the upcoming season. The Canes were expected to develop the offense throughout the season and rely on the solid one-two punch of Erickson and Hernandez. Now they will need to fill Erickson’s spot in the rotation with an unheralded starter.

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