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They call it “Tommy John surgery,” and the left-hander who first had his namesake procedure performed on his elbow back in 1974 will forever be immortalized as a baseball pioneer. Really, though, we should forever refer to it as “Frank Jobe surgery,” because the Los Angeles orthopedist who brilliantly conjured up the ligament reconstruction surgery…
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Even before the death of Dr. Frank Jobe, the doctor who credited the procedure known today as “Tommy John” surgery, Astros pitching coach Brent Strom was known in baseball as the man whom the surgery could have been named after. Strom was the second pitcher undergo the operation, while John was the […]
The orthopedic surgeon invented a transplant procedure that saved the Dodgers pitcher's arm and the careers of many other major leaguers.In the summer of 1974, Dodger pitcher Tommy John heard his arm snap like a guitar string after delivering a pitch. The torn ligament was the type of injury that commonly ended athletic careers, but John, then a 31-year-old star, pushed team doctors "to figure it out."
PEORIA, Ariz. — John Stearns stepped down Friday morning as the Mariners’ third-base coach in order to concentrate on his recovery from hernia surgery. Club officials responded by promoting Triple-A manager Rich Donnelly to replace Stearns. General manager Jack Zduriencik said a replacement for Donnelly at Tacoma will be announced in a few days. Stearns was reassigned to the club’s pro scouting department and will begin his new duties when his health permits. He underwent surgery Feb. 24 for a hiatal hernia after reporting discomfort in his upper abdomen. “I am not physically able to...
Right-hander at 14th Blue Jay camp has overcome sea of injuries, eyes starting role after healthy season of solid relief.
In Friday’s paper, we looked at Nate McLouth’s journey from 2008 all-star to Class AAA in 2012 back to the major leagues and eventually Washington. But also, we looked at how much of a potential impact McLouth may have this season and why he made sense for this team. He may be a pricey fourth […]
Mariners’ projected cleanup hitter Corey Hart hopes he can return to form after missing the 2013 season and having microfracture surgery on both knees.
Check out those Prices Among the minor-leaguers facing ace David Price in Thursday's simulated game was INF Robby Price (son of University of Kansas baseball coach Ritch Price). They matched up in a similar exercise last year, David saying Robby prevailed with two doubles. On Thursday, David dominated — …
The wait is over, and David Wright is set to make his 2014 Grapefruit League debut on Friday.Because of side muscle injuries to Wright and Daniel Murphy in recent spring trainings, Terry Collins decided to keep both out of the early action.
In Friday’s paper, we looked at Nate McLouth’s journey from 2008 all-star to Class AAA in 2012 back to the major leagues and eventually Washington. But also, we looked at how much of a potential impact McLouth may have this season and why he made sense for this team. He may be a pricey fourth outfielder, but he is a more experienced and talented player, and perhaps surer option, than their previous backup outfielders. Read full article >>
FORT MYERS — The return of John Lackey, even in a simulated game on a back field, would have been a full-blown media event a year ago. Coming off Tommy John surgery, Lackey pushed aside all fears about his physical state by powering his way to a 3.52 ERA in 29 starts before a strong postseason.Yesterday’s simulated game stint, however, was a low-key walk in the park in which Lackey looked as good as he sounded.
Remarkable impact on the game of baseball. Here’s the AP on the passing of Dr. Frank Jobe... LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Frank Jobe, a pioneering orthopedic surgeon who was the first to perform an elbow procedure that became known as Tommy John surgery and saved the careers of countless major league pitchers, died Thursday. […]The post Game-changing surgeon Jobe dead at 88 appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
Marlins president of baseball operations Mike Hill received an e-mail from Red Sox GM Ben Cherington during their game on Thursday apologizing for Boston’s predominantly minor league lineup. Cherington said “they had some injuries and were working on some things,” Hill said. “He apologized. So I don’t know if that meant he got a call from the league or what. “It happens.” Hill said the Marlins have no issues and even if they did there is no mechanism to file a complaint with major league baseball. The penalty can be anything from discipline to a fine. “You have to have a...
Colon Parnell PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- A day after Bobby Parnell and Bartolo Colon had their first game-like action of spring training, the duo is officially listed for Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Miami Marlins in Port St. Lucie. Parnell, returning from herniated disk surgery, had been slowed early in camp by a quadriceps issue. Colon had a calf issue, but tossed three innings Thursday without issue. Both will be making their 2014 Grapefruit League debuts.
brightcove.createExperiences(); DJ Peterson talked with the media following today's game. Peterson got an RBI single in the seventh inning, spurring a three-run rally. "It felt great just to have the opportunity after the big injury I had," he said. "For the skip to give me a chance to come up here and play was truly a blessing. It felt good. It felt awesome. I didn't square it up as I wanted to, but I got the monkey off my back." Peterson's first season as a pro was cut short after he was hit in the face by a fastball, shattering his jaw. He wears a...
Doug Fister was scratched from his scheduled start in Viera with elbow inflammation, an injury the Nationals insist isn't serious.
In the offseason, Terry Collins approached Wright about a slower start to spring training. Wright had suffered injuries in each of the last two springs. The Mets had also had a number of oblique injuries occur to their players.
Alex White threw two innings in a live batting practice session on Wednesday and he’s throwing on every fifth day as he builds back up from Tommy John surgery he underwent last April. “I think right now we’re just kind of going on how I feel, what some of the hitters kind of relay back […]
Also, Bartolo Colon throws in simulated game
Rays manager Joe Maddon does his best impersonation of Allen Iverson's 'practice' rant.
10/29/08: Brad Lidge closes out Game 5 against the Rays to give the Phillies their first World Series since 1980
Meredith Marakovits talks with Manny Banuelos who discusses his health as he looks to return from his Tommy John surgery.