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UCF sophomore Kyle Marsh underwent Tommy John surgery and will likely miss the entire 2016 season.

The UCF baseball team had its first practice of the season on Thursday. While the rest of the squad worked out together for the first time, Marsh watched from the sideline in shorts and a brace around his right arm— his throwing arm.

“[Marsh] is on his way to recovery now from a rehab standpoint but most likely will be unavailable for the year,” head coach Terry Rooney said.

Marsh was a key figure last year as a freshman for a UCF baseball team that was ranked as high as No. 6 in the nation. He pitches and plays the infield and was likely to be leaned on as much as anyone from an offensive standpoint during the 2016 season.

Last year, he had a 3.38 ERA from the mound and hit .294 with five home runs and 37 RBIs at the plate.

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Colin Bell is a Contributing Writer for the Central Florida Future.

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