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  • • Sam Freeman Undergoes Tommy John Surgery
    Nationals’ reliever Sam Freeman underwent Tommy John Surgery earlier this summer, manager Dave Martinez told reporters (including Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post). The southpaw has been out since August 12 with a flexor strain. Freeman went under the knife on August 19, relays Jessica Camerato of MLB.com. Given that timeline, it’s likely he won’t be…...2020
  • • Tyler Thornburg Undergoes Tommy John Surgery
    Reds right-hander Tyler Thornburg underwent Tommy John surgery earlier this week, Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports (Twitter link).  Thornburg was placed on the 10-day injured list with an elbow sprain eight days ago and then shifted to the 45-day IL last Monday, officially ending his season. Given the usual 12-15 month recovery time…...2020
  • • Astros' Verlander: I need Tommy John surgery
    Houston Astros right-hander Justin Verlander is set to undergo Tommy John surgery, he said in an Instagram post Saturday....2020
  • • Verlander needs Tommy John surgery
    2020
  • • Astros ace Justin Verlander says he needs Tommy John surgery
    Back in late July, reports said he'd need the procedure...2020
  • • Astros' Justin Verlander announces he'll have Tommy John surgery
    Verlander announced via Instagram on Saturday that he'll undergo Tommy John surgery....2020
  • • Justin Verlander To Undergo Tommy John Surgery
    Justin Verlander announced (via his Instagram page) that he will undergo Tommy John surgery.  As per the normal timeline for TJ recovery, Verlander will miss the entire 2021 season. The right-hander’s full statement… After consulting with several of the best doctors, it has become clear that I need Tommy John surgery.  I was hopeful that…...2020
  • • Dodgers lefty Ferguson to undergo Tommy John
    The Dodgers' bullpen took a big hit Thursday, with left-hander Caleb Ferguson expected to undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery....2020
  • • Rangers’ Ricky Vanasco To Undergo Tommy John Surgery
    Rangers pitching prospect Ricky Vanasco will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow next week, MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan tweets. The timing of the surgery will likely wipe out all of Vanasco’s 2021 season. It’s a tough blow to what was already regarded as a rather thin farm system. Vanasco, 22 next month, ranked as…...2020
  • • Caleb Ferguson To Undergo Tommy John Surgery
    Dodgers left-handed reliever Caleb Ferguson will undergo Tommy John surgery, manager Dave Roberts told Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register and other reporters Thursday. Roberts said the procedure’s “imminent” for Ferguson. The Dodgers sent Ferguson to the injured list on Wednesday with UCL damage, and it seemed they feared the worst then, so it’s…...2020

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  • • Tyler Thornburg Undergoes Tommy John Surgery
    Reds right-hander Tyler Thornburg underwent Tommy John surgery earlier this week, Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports (Twitter link).  Thornburg was placed on the 10-day injured list with an elbow sprain eight days ago and then shifted to the 45-day IL last Monday, officially ending his season. Given the usual 12-15 month recovery time…...2020
  • • Astros' Verlander: I need Tommy John surgery
    Houston Astros right-hander Justin Verlander is set to undergo Tommy John surgery, he said in an Instagram post Saturday....2020
  • • Verlander needs Tommy John surgery
    2020
  • • Astros ace Justin Verlander says he needs Tommy John surgery
    Back in late July, reports said he'd need the procedure...2020
  • • Astros' Justin Verlander announces he'll have Tommy John surgery
    Verlander announced via Instagram on Saturday that he'll undergo Tommy John surgery....2020
  • • Justin Verlander To Undergo Tommy John Surgery
    Justin Verlander announced (via his Instagram page) that he will undergo Tommy John surgery.  As per the normal timeline for TJ recovery, Verlander will miss the entire 2021 season. The right-hander’s full statement… After consulting with several of the best doctors, it has become clear that I need Tommy John surgery.  I was hopeful that…...2020
  • • Dodgers lefty Ferguson to undergo Tommy John
    The Dodgers' bullpen took a big hit Thursday, with left-hander Caleb Ferguson expected to undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery....2020
  • • Rangers’ Ricky Vanasco To Undergo Tommy John Surgery
    Rangers pitching prospect Ricky Vanasco will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow next week, MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan tweets. The timing of the surgery will likely wipe out all of Vanasco’s 2021 season. It’s a tough blow to what was already regarded as a rather thin farm system. Vanasco, 22 next month, ranked as…...2020
  • • Caleb Ferguson To Undergo Tommy John Surgery
    Dodgers left-handed reliever Caleb Ferguson will undergo Tommy John surgery, manager Dave Roberts told Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register and other reporters Thursday. Roberts said the procedure’s “imminent” for Ferguson. The Dodgers sent Ferguson to the injured list on Wednesday with UCL damage, and it seemed they feared the worst then, so it’s…...2020
  • • Reds’ Matt Bowman To Undergo Tommy John Surgery
    Reds right-hander Matt Bowman will undergo Tommy John surgery later this week, manager David Bell announced to reporters Monday afternoon (Twitter link via C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic). Given the timing of the procedure, he’ll likely miss the entirety of the 2021 season. Bowman, 29, hasn’t pitched this season due to an elbow sprain.…...2020

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Tommy John Surgery trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Latest On Yankees’ Search For Pitching Help
    The Yankees find themselves in a familiar position with just six days until the Aug. 31 trade deadline: battling for first place in the AL East with a pitching staff that has been thinned out by injuries. Luis Severino won’t pitch this year after undergoing Tommy John surgery, and James Paxton just landed on the…...2020
  • • Trevor Rosenthal Drawing Trade Interest
    “Several teams” have been in touch with the Royals about right-hander Trevor Rosenthal, MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports (Twitter link).  There seems to be enough interest in Rosenthal that “many expect” the veteran reliever to be moved prior to the August 31st trade deadline, Feinsand writes. After missing 2018 due to Tommy John surgery and then…...2020
  • • Rays Place Andrew Kittredge On 45-Day IL, Select Aaron Slegers
    The Rays have placed right-hander Andrew Kittredge on the 45-day injured list with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament, per a club announcement. They’ve selected the contract of righty Aaron Slegers to replace him on the roster. It’s another blow to a Tampa Bay bullpen that has already lost southpaw Colin Poche to Tommy John surgery.…...2020
  • • Yankees Select Nick Tropeano
    The Yankees announced Thursday that they’ve selected the contract of right-hander Nick Tropeano from their alternate training site. He’ll go onto the 40-man roster and into the big league bullpen. Right-hander Tommy Kahnle, who had Tommy John surgery earlier this week, was moved to the 45-day IL to clear a 40-man spot for Tropeano. It’s…...2020
  • • Red Sox SP Eduardo Rodriguez shut down due to complications from COVID-19 recovery
    Coming off an offseason that saw David Price get traded and Chris Sale undergo Tommy John Surgery, Boston’s rotation will be a major concern heading into Opening Day....2020
  • • Angels Select Jacob Barnes, Hoby Milner
    The Angels announced today that they have selected the contracts of righty Jacob Barnes and lefty Hoby Milner. They’ll both make the Opening Day roster. As had been anticipated, righty Justin Anderson will go on the 45-day injured list as he readies for Tommy John surgery. That opened a 40-man spot. Notably, starter Julio Teheran…...2020
  • • Yankees Release Adam Warren
    The Yankees have released righty Adam Warren, per MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand (Twitter link). He had been with the team on a minor-league pact. Warren, who has been working back from Tommy John surgery, was not a participant in Summer Camp. His contract is a two-year arrangement, befitting his rehab status. It seems that coronavirus-related roster…...2020
  • • Amateur Draft Signings: 6/18/20
    We’ll track today’s slate of signings from the 2020 amateur draft here… The Braves agreed to a full-slot deal with fourth-round pick Spencer Strider, tweets MLB.com’s Jim Callis. The Clemson righty, who returned from Tommy John surgery early this spring, will receive $451,800. The 6’0″, 195-pound Strider posted a 19-to-3 K/BB ratio in 12 innings…...2020
  • • Long-coveted prospect Corbin Martin looking to 2021 debut with D'backs
    Right-hander Corbin Martin, one of four players the Astros sent to Arizona in the Zack Greinke blockbuster, had been on the Diamondbacks’ radar for awhile, writes Zach Buchanan of The Athletic (subscription required). They’d first targeted him in the 2017 draft and again in trade talks with the ’Stros centered around Paul Goldschmidt — but Houston wasn’t keen on including him in such a deal. At th...2020
  • • Phillies reliever Seranthony Dominguez considering Tommy John surgery recommendation
    Phillies reliever Seranthony Dominguez has battled elbow problems for some time now, so this doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Still, it’s disappointing to learn that doctors have recommended he undergo Tommy John surgery, according to Scott Lauber of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Dominguez is still weighing his options at the moment. There’s some uncertainty in the underlying test results, it seem...2020

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  • • Phillies GM: Seranthony Dominguez's surgery evaluation on 'pause' due to pandemic
    A decision on Phillies right-hander Seranthony Dominguez’s right elbow is on “pause” for now, general manager Matt Klentak told reporters Thursday, via Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer. The Phillies’ medical staff recommended Tommy John surgery after an MRI, and Dominguez was slated to receive a second opinion shortly thereafter. However, that recommendation coincided with the implementatio...2020
  • • Giants righty Jeff Samardzija laughs off Yankees trade talk, jokes about hair policy
    Jeff Samardzija clearly doesn't think he will be landing with the New York Yankees any time soon. Addressing reporters on Wednesday, the San Francisco Giants right-hander laughed off recent trade rumors linking him to the Yankees in the wake of the news that Luis Severino needs Tommy John surgery. “Oh, yeah. Just give me No. 2 and don’t make me cut my hair,” Samardzija joked in a nod to the Yankee...2020

Top Tommy John Surgery news

  • • Mets' Syndergaard to have Tommy John surgery
    New York Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow and will undergo Tommy John surgery this week, the team announced Tuesday....2020
  • • Red Sox's Sale to undergo Tommy John surgery
    Boston Red Sox left hander Chris Sale will undergo Tommy John surgery, Chaim Bloom, the team's chief baseball officer, announced Wednesday....2020
  • • Yanks starter Severino needs Tommy John surgery
    Yankees starter Luis Severino needs Tommy John surgery, according to general manager Brian Cashman....2020
  • • Noah Syndergaard To Undergo Tommy John Surgery
    2:58pm: The Mets have formally announced that Syndergaard will undergo Tommy John surgery on Thursday. He’ll be out until at least April of 2021. General manager Brodie Van Wagenen offered the following statement, via press release: After experiencing discomfort in his elbow before Spring Training was suspended due to the pandemic, Noah and our health…...2020
  • • Tommy John Surgery Recommended For Luis Severino
    Doctors have recommended Tommy John surgery for Yankees righty Luis Severino, GM Brian Cashman told reporters including Erik Boland of Newsday (via Twitter). It’s obviously a major blow to the New York organization. This is the second hit to a rotation that was enhanced over the winter through the addition of Gerrit Cole. The club…...2020
  • • McCullers pitches for 1st time since Tommy John
    Lance McCullers, who last pitched in the 2018 ALCS, was on the mound for Houston for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery....2020
  • • Syndergaard to undergo Tommy John surgery
    2020
  • • Chris Sale To Undergo Tommy John Surgery
    Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale will undergo Tommy John surgery, as per a team announcement.  Sale will be out of action for roughly the next 12-15 months, as per the usual recovery timeline, and will miss all of the 2020 season. The news less than three weeks after Sale was diagnosed with a flexor strain,…...2020
  • • Red Sox's Chris Sale to undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery
    Sale has been battling elbow trouble since last season...2020
  • • Yankees' Severino needs Tommy John surgery
    2020

Tommy John Surgery schedule, game

  • • Yankees Select Nick Tropeano
    2020
  • • Elizabeth Hillman's Return is Another Weapon for Carolina
    When we last saw North Carolina on a lacrosse field, the Tar Heels were coming off of a 20-goal explosion against Northwestern, unbeaten at 7-0, ranked No. 1 in the country and getting ready for a showdown against undefeated Notre Dame. Instead, the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the NCAA season. But North Carolina has been anything but shut down in recent months. First, the Tar Heels learned that st...2020
  • • Carlos Rodon On Schedule In Tommy John Rehab
    White Sox southpaw Carlos Rodon is “on schedule” in his rehab from last May’s Tommy John surgery, the lefty himself tells Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times. Rodon is throwing three times per week, including two bullpen sessions, and could be ready to face live hitters within a matter of weeks. Rodon believes it’s…...2020
  • • Red Sox ace Chris Sale wonders if spring training illness was coronavirus instead of pneumonia
    Sale, who recently underwent Tommy John surgery, spoke with reporters Tuesday...2020
  • • These MLB players returning from Tommy John surgery could have bigger impact in delayed and shortened season
    Shohei Ohtani, Aaron Hicks and Lance McCullers could all impact playoff races more than expected...2020
  • • There’s a Pandemic. Is This a Time for Tommy John Surgery?
    Decisions to schedule operations for pitchers like Noah Syndergaard of the Mets and Chris Sale of the Red Sox have caused debate....2020
  • • How the delayed season impacts the Oakland Athletics
    Every Major League Baseball team is facing some sort of impact from the coronavirus, which has delayed the start of the regular season and could wipe it out completely. Before the 2020 campaign begins (if it does), MLBTR will break down the ways that the pushed back campaign could affect each big league club. We’ve already handled the Yankees, Phillies and Angels. Let’s stay in the Angels’ divisio...2020
  • • Jameson Taillon unlikely to pitch in 2020 regardless of season schedule
    The uncertain start date for the MLB season has created some intriguing possibilities for players who are returning from injury earlier than anticipated. In theory, Pirates righty Jameson Taillon would be one such player to watch, but Taillon tells Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the organization has already ruled out a return in 2020 — regardless of start date (Twitter link). Tai...2020
  • • Noah Syndergaard reportedly underwent successful Tommy John surgery
    Despite COVID-19 putting a halt to many nonessential surgeries around the world, New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard underwent successful Tommy John Surgery on Thursday, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan. Syndergaard underwent the surgery in Florida. It was deemed essential by doctors due to the impact it would have on his career if he waited to get it done. Regular recovery time for Tommy John s...2020
  • • White Sox option top pitching prospect Kopech
    The 23-year-old right-hander missed last season after having Tommy John surgery in September 2018, but hit triple-digits during spring training this year....2020

Tommy John Surgery rumors, scandals

  • • Losing Thor
    We were all dealing with much more significant problems when the shocking news came down: Noah Syndergaard, the Mets’ high-octane hurler, was headed in for Tommy John surgery. That would’ve hit like a ton of bricks — just two days before Opening Day — had it not been for the fact that the season was…...2020
  • • Latest On Boston’s Rotation
    Ever since last week’s news that Chris Sale will begin the 2020 season on the injured list, there has been much speculation about how the Red Sox would fill his absence. Even though it currently seems that he won’t need to go under the knife for Tommy John surgery, the team will still need to…...2020
  • • Report: Red Sox ace Chris Sale undergoes MRI on elbow
    As the Boston Red Sox prepare for a season of transition, they could very well be without staff ace Chris Sale for a while. Sale, 30, reported some soreness in his elbow after throwing a side session during Spring Training in Florida. He just had an MRI, the results of which will be sent to renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews. Given Andrews is known for performing Tommy John surgery, this can’t be ...2020
  • • Boyd, Tigers have not had long-term extension talks
    The Tigers and left-hander Matthew Boyd avoided arbitration with a one-year, $5.3 million agreement earlier this month. There was then speculation that the two sides would work out a long-term pact (at least one that would buy out Boyd’s three arb-eligible seasons), but the soon-to-be 29-year-old told Jason Beck of MLB.com and other reporters Thursday that no talks have occurred. “No, but that wou...2020
  • • 'Tommy John surgery' to be added to Merriam-Webster dictionary
    One of the most dreaded terms in baseball will be officially added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary on Monday, according to an announcement from the organization. Merriam-Webster recently revealed its database will be updated with 640 words or terms. Among them is “Tommy John surgery,” a now-ubiquitous term that describes the surgical procedure used to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament. “...2019
  • • Brewers GM open to looking at Craig Kimbrel signing
    The Milwaukee Brewers got bad news about reliever Corey Knebel on Friday, sparking speculation that the team may more aggressively pursue free agent reliever Craig Kimbrel. Knebel will undergo Tommy John surgery, leaving a hole in the back of the Milwaukee bullpen. General manager David Stearns wouldn’t rule out a pursuit of Kimbrel in response, but wouldn’t commit to it, either. It had been repor...2019

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