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Viva El Birdos Mar 11, 2015

Jaime Garcia, command, and the optimism of spring

A few years back, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick wrote an article on pitchers attempting to come back from corrective shoulder surgery. The piece, which includes a description of Chris Carpenter's labrum injury and the post-surgery scar tissue he overcame as well as  Carp quotes, includes this useful background on the shoulder and typical pitcher injuries from Dr. Keith Meister: "The stresses and loads that the shoulder sees are far more complex than what the elbow sees, and the patterns of movement are more complex, so the problem becomes much more complex,'' Meister said. "If we have to rank...

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