FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas freshman Blake Baxendale is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery and will miss the 2013 baseball season.
An Arkansas spokesperson confirmed Baxendale the former Rogers Heritage High star, who is the younger brother of former Arkansas pitcher DJ Baxendale, suffered the injury to his throwing elbow. He is scheduled to redshirt the 2013 season and will play his first season with the Razorbacks in 2014.
Baxendale was a catcher and designated hitter during Arkansas' fall practices. He hit .467 with 6 home runs and 30 RBIs in his senior season in high school.
— Robbie Neiswanger • Arkansas News Bureau