Free agent left-hander Randy Wolf plans to undergo a second Tommy John surgery, and he will miss all of next season, according to the Baltimore Sun and MASNsports.com.
The operation will be performed next week, the Sun reported. The 36-year-old veteran told the newspaper he plans to return to pitch in 2014.
Wolf also had Tommy John surgery in 2005.
Wolf split this season between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Baltimore Orioles. Milwaukee released him in late August after he went 3-10 with a 5.69 ERA in 25 games, including 0-4 with a 6.57 ERA in his final five starts.
The Orioles signed Wolf as a free agent and initially made him a reliever, a role he had rarely filled in his 14-year major league career. He wound up making five appearances (two starts) for Baltimore, going 2-0 with a 5.28 ERA. Wolf was shut down for the season in late September due to elbow soreness, causing him to miss the postseason.
In a career that includes eight seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies, two with the Los Angeles Dodgers, one with the San Diego Padres, one with the Houston Astros, three with the Brewers and one with the Orioles, Wolf has a 132-117 record with a 4.20 ERA in 376 games (368 starts).