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  • Jameson Taillon Traded to Yankees
    • Jameson Taillon Traded to Yankees
    The right-hander, who missed 2020 after Tommy John surgery, joins a boom-or-bust rotation of pitchers working their way back....2021
  • • David Robertson Planning February Showcase
    Free-agent reliever David Robertson seems to be making progress in his recovery from August 2019 Tommy John surgery. The right-hander threw his first bullpen session of the offseason Thursday and is planning to hold a showcase for interested teams in early February, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports. He also hired Scott Leventhal as his agent…...2021
  • Report: Red Sox taking cautious approach with Sale's Tommy John recovery
    • Report: Red Sox taking cautious approach with Sale's Tommy John recovery
    2021
  • Sources: Red Sox to be cautious with Sale rehab
    • Sources: Red Sox to be cautious with Sale rehab
    The Red Sox intend to take it slow with Chris Sale while he rehabs from Tommy John surgery, sources tell ESPN's Buster Olney....2021
  • • Padres Still Open To Rotation Additions, Have Done “Background Work” On Masahiro Tanaka
    The Padres have already overhauled their pitching staff since the 2020 trade deadline, adding Mike Clevinger, Yu Darvish and Blake Snell in a trio of trades. (Clevinger, of course, is expected to miss the bulk of 2021 following Tommy John surgery.) Despite those acquisitions, the Padres still at least open to further additions and are…...2021
  • Tigers, Fulmer avoid arbitration with $3.1M deal
    • Tigers, Fulmer avoid arbitration with $3.1M deal
    Right-hander Michael Fulmer, who went 0-2 with an 8.78 ERA in 10 starts last season after returning from Tommy John surgery, has reached a one-year, $3.1 million deal with the Tigers....2021
  • • Rangers Sign Justin Anderson To Two-Year Minor League Deal
    The Rangers announced Wednesday that they’ve signed former Angels right-hander Justin Anderson to a two-year minor league deal with invites to Spring Training. Anderson is expected to miss most or all of the 2021 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery back in July, so the two-year term of the minor league arrangement will give Texas…...2021
  • Ex-LHP Tommy John hospitalized with COVID-19
    • Ex-LHP Tommy John hospitalized with COVID-19
    Tommy John has been battling COVID-19 for at least three weeks, but the former pitching great disputed reports that he is a coronavirus denier in a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday....2021
  • • Former MLB All-Star Tommy John hospitalized by COVID-19, says he's not a coronavirus denier
    John, 77, is hospitalized in California...2021
  • Sources: Kahnle, Dodgers reach 2-year deal
    • Sources: Kahnle, Dodgers reach 2-year deal
    Tommy Kahnle, who had Tommy John surgery on Aug. 4 and is likely to return in late 2021 or at the start of the 2022 season, has reached a two-year deal with the Dodgers, sources confirmed to ESPN....2020

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  • • Jameson Taillon Traded to Yankees
    The right-hander, who missed 2020 after Tommy John surgery, joins a boom-or-bust rotation of pitchers working their way back....2021
  • • David Robertson Planning February Showcase
    Free-agent reliever David Robertson seems to be making progress in his recovery from August 2019 Tommy John surgery. The right-hander threw his first bullpen session of the offseason Thursday and is planning to hold a showcase for interested teams in early February, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports. He also hired Scott Leventhal as his agent…...2021
  • • Sources: Red Sox to be cautious with Sale rehab
    The Red Sox intend to take it slow with Chris Sale while he rehabs from Tommy John surgery, sources tell ESPN's Buster Olney....2021
  • • Padres Still Open To Rotation Additions, Have Done “Background Work” On Masahiro Tanaka
    The Padres have already overhauled their pitching staff since the 2020 trade deadline, adding Mike Clevinger, Yu Darvish and Blake Snell in a trio of trades. (Clevinger, of course, is expected to miss the bulk of 2021 following Tommy John surgery.) Despite those acquisitions, the Padres still at least open to further additions and are…...2021
  • • Tigers, Fulmer avoid arbitration with $3.1M deal
    Right-hander Michael Fulmer, who went 0-2 with an 8.78 ERA in 10 starts last season after returning from Tommy John surgery, has reached a one-year, $3.1 million deal with the Tigers....2021
  • • Rangers Sign Justin Anderson To Two-Year Minor League Deal
    The Rangers announced Wednesday that they’ve signed former Angels right-hander Justin Anderson to a two-year minor league deal with invites to Spring Training. Anderson is expected to miss most or all of the 2021 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery back in July, so the two-year term of the minor league arrangement will give Texas…...2021
  • • Sources: Kahnle, Dodgers reach 2-year deal
    Tommy Kahnle, who had Tommy John surgery on Aug. 4 and is likely to return in late 2021 or at the start of the 2022 season, has reached a two-year deal with the Dodgers, sources confirmed to ESPN....2020
  • • Dodgers, Tommy Kahnle Agree To Two-Year Deal
    The Dodgers have agreed to a two-year contract with free-agent right-hander Tommy Kahnle, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (Twitter link). Kahnle is unlikely to pitch in 2021 after undergoing Tommy John surgery back in early August, so the deal will likely be backloaded to give the Dodgers a potential late-inning weapon in year two…...2020
  • • Padres Sign Nick Burdi, Nick Ramirez To Minor League Deals
    The Padres have signed right-hander Nick Burdi and lefty Nick Ramirez to minor league contracts, according to Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune. The hard-throwing Burdi underwent his second Tommy John surgery in October, so the 27-year-old probably won’t be available to the Padres at all in 2021. A second-round pick of the Twins…...2020
  • • Mets Avoid Arbitration With Noah Syndergaard
    The Mets and right-hander Noah Syndergaard have agreed to a contract for the 2021 season and will avoid going to salary arbitration, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reports (via Twitter).  Syndergaard will earn $9.7MM, which was also what he earned in 2020 when missing the entire season due to Tommy John surgery. Since Syndergaard went under…...2020

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Tommy John trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Padres Still Open To Rotation Additions, Have Done “Background Work” On Masahiro Tanaka
    The Padres have already overhauled their pitching staff since the 2020 trade deadline, adding Mike Clevinger, Yu Darvish and Blake Snell in a trio of trades. (Clevinger, of course, is expected to miss the bulk of 2021 following Tommy John surgery.) Despite those acquisitions, the Padres still at least open to further additions and are…...2021
  • • Dodgers, Tommy Kahnle Agree To Two-Year Deal
    The Dodgers have agreed to a two-year contract with free-agent right-hander Tommy Kahnle, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (Twitter link). Kahnle is unlikely to pitch in 2021 after undergoing Tommy John surgery back in early August, so the deal will likely be backloaded to give the Dodgers a potential late-inning weapon in year two…...2020
  • • Padres Sign Nick Burdi, Nick Ramirez To Minor League Deals
    The Padres have signed right-hander Nick Burdi and lefty Nick Ramirez to minor league contracts, according to Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune. The hard-throwing Burdi underwent his second Tommy John surgery in October, so the 27-year-old probably won’t be available to the Padres at all in 2021. A second-round pick of the Twins…...2020
  • • Mets Avoid Arbitration With Noah Syndergaard
    The Mets and right-hander Noah Syndergaard have agreed to a contract for the 2021 season and will avoid going to salary arbitration, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reports (via Twitter).  Syndergaard will earn $9.7MM, which was also what he earned in 2020 when missing the entire season due to Tommy John surgery. Since Syndergaard went under…...2020
  • • Yankees Sign Matt Bowman To Minor League Contract
    The Yankees have signed right-handed reliever Matt Bowman to a two-year minor league contract, Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Bowman will earn a $900K salary if he makes the majors in either of the next two seasons. Considering Bowman underwent Tommy John surgery in September, it seems like an extreme long shot that…...2020
  • • NL West Notes: Padres, Cubs, Porter, D’Backs, Oberg
    With Mike Clevinger now sidelined for the 2021 season due to Tommy John surgery, the Padres’ need for starting pitching is more pronounced, and the San Diego Union-Tribune’s Kevin Acee writes that the club is considering a range of rotation possibilities.  This includes the very top of the free agent market, as “the Padres have…...2020
  • Clevinger to have TJ surgery; re-signs with Padres
    • Clevinger to have TJ surgery; re-signs with Padres
    The Padres have re-signed Mike Clevinger, who will undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday, to a two-year deal....2020
  • • Padres' Mike Clevinger needs Tommy John surgery and will miss entire 2021 MLB season
    The Padres announced the news while also disclosing they signed the righty to a contract extension...2020
  • Yankees reliever Kahnle chooses free agency
    • Yankees reliever Kahnle chooses free agency
    The New York Yankees said Saturday that reliever Tommy Kahnle, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, has refused an outright assignment to the minor leagues and elected to become a free agent....2020
  • • Tommy Kahnle Elects Free Agency
    Right-hander Tommy Kahnle declined an outright assignment from the Yankees and instead chose to become a free agent, the team announced. After undergoing Tommy John surgery in August, Kahnle will miss most and quite possibly all of the 2021 season, making him a logical non-tender candidate.  Headed into his third trip through the arbitration process,…...2020

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  • • Ken Giles To Undergo Tommy John Surgery
    Blue Jays closer Ken Giles, plagued by arm injuries throughout the season, is headed for Tommy John surgery that will quite likely wipe out the entirety of his 2021 campaign as well. Giles first announced the move via his wife’s Instagram account, and Toronto skipper Charlie Montoyo has confirmed as much, per ESPN’s Marly Rivera…...2020
  • • 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 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
  • • Michael Kopech Opts Out Of 2020 Season
    White Sox righty Michael Kopech has opted out of the 2020 season, per a club announcement. He was working his way back from Tommy John surgery. In other news from White Sox camp, infielder Yoan Moncada and righty Jose Ruiz have each been placed on the 10-day injured list. Further details are not known at…...2020
  • • Cardinals Sign Brad Miller
    The Cardinals announced Wednesday that they’ve signed infielder/outfielder Brad Miller to a one-year, Major League contract. Right-hander Jordan Hicks, who is still recovering from Tommy John surgery, was transferred to the 60-day injured list to open a spot on the 40-man roster. Miller is represented by ISE Baseball. More to come....2020
  • • Kopech clocks 100 mph in 1st outing since TJ
    Michael Kopech's first four pitches in his return from Tommy John surgery clocked at over 100 mph, according to reporters present at the White Sox spring training game....2020
  • • Latest On Jordan Hicks
    Cardinals closer Jordan Hicks threw a pair of 20-pitch sets in a bullpen session at his home in Houston on Tuesday, president of baseball operations John Mozeliak tells Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. It’s the latest positive step in the rehab process for the flamethrowing Hicks, who underwent Tommy John surgery late last…...2020

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  • • NL West Notes: Padres, Cubs, Porter, D’Backs, Oberg
    2020
  • • Phillies' Rhys Hoskins undergoes Tommy John surgery, will be sidelined 4-6 months
    The injury is to Hoskins' non-throwing elbow, and he could return for spring training 2021...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
  • • 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

Tommy John 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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