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  • • Yanks' Kahnle likely to have Tommy John surgery
    The New York Yankees got the worst news possible Friday on Tommy Kahnle's injured elbow, as manager Aaron Boone announced the reliever is likely destined for Tommy John surgery....2020
  • • Yankees' Kahnle likely to undergo Tommy John surgery
    2020
  • • Tommy Kahnle To Undergo Tommy John Surgery
    Yankees manager Aaron Boone announced Friday that right-handed reliever Tommy Kahnle will undergo Tommy John surgery, Marly Rivera of ESPN reports. This isn’t surprising news, as MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reported just minutes ago that Kahnle was probably going in this direction. Still, the fact that it’s now official is unfortunate for him and the…...2020
  • • Seranthony Dominguez Undergoes Tommy John Surgery
    Phillies righty Seranthony Dominguez has undergone Tommy John surgery, the club announced. He had long battled with elbow issues. With the news, the reliever will all but assuredly miss most of the 2021 season. It’s certainly possible he could make it back late in the year, depending upon how aggressive a timeline he pursues, but…...2020
  • • Angels' Shohei Ohtani fails to record an out in first pitching appearance since Tommy John surgery
    The Angels' two-way star had a disastrous return to the mound...2020
  • • Shohei Ohtani struggles badly in first outing since Tommy John surgery
    It would be an understatement to say things did not go well for Shohei Ohtani....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
  • • Rockies Option Brendan Rodgers; Peter Lambert Undergoes Tommy John Surgery
    The Rockies have set their 30-man, Opening Day roster, per a club announcement. Notably, top infield prospect Brendan Rodgers did not make the cut and has been optioned to the team’s alternate site. The club also revealed that righty Peter Lambert, who has been sidelined with forearm pain, underwent Tommy John surgery and has been…...2020
  • • Rays’ Colin Poche Diagnosed With Torn UCL
    Rays lefty Colin Poche has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow and will miss the 2020 season, the team announced. Tommy John surgery has been recommended for the 26-year-old Poche, who has been placed on the 45-day injured list. Tampa Bay selected veteran catcher Kevan Smith to the big…...2020

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Tommy John injury and suspension

  • • Yanks' Kahnle likely to have Tommy John surgery
    The New York Yankees got the worst news possible Friday on Tommy Kahnle's injured elbow, as manager Aaron Boone announced the reliever is likely destined for Tommy John surgery....2020
  • • Yankees' Kahnle likely to undergo Tommy John surgery
    2020
  • • Tommy Kahnle To Undergo Tommy John Surgery
    Yankees manager Aaron Boone announced Friday that right-handed reliever Tommy Kahnle will undergo Tommy John surgery, Marly Rivera of ESPN reports. This isn’t surprising news, as MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reported just minutes ago that Kahnle was probably going in this direction. Still, the fact that it’s now official is unfortunate for him and the…...2020
  • • Seranthony Dominguez Undergoes Tommy John Surgery
    Phillies righty Seranthony Dominguez has undergone Tommy John surgery, the club announced. He had long battled with elbow issues. With the news, the reliever will all but assuredly miss most of the 2021 season. It’s certainly possible he could make it back late in the year, depending upon how aggressive a timeline he pursues, but…...2020
  • • Angels' Shohei Ohtani fails to record an out in first pitching appearance since Tommy John surgery
    The Angels' two-way star had a disastrous return to the mound...2020
  • • Shohei Ohtani struggles badly in first outing since Tommy John surgery
    It would be an understatement to say things did not go well for Shohei Ohtani....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
  • • Rockies Option Brendan Rodgers; Peter Lambert Undergoes Tommy John Surgery
    The Rockies have set their 30-man, Opening Day roster, per a club announcement. Notably, top infield prospect Brendan Rodgers did not make the cut and has been optioned to the team’s alternate site. The club also revealed that righty Peter Lambert, who has been sidelined with forearm pain, underwent Tommy John surgery and has been…...2020
  • • Rays’ Colin Poche Diagnosed With Torn UCL
    Rays lefty Colin Poche has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow and will miss the 2020 season, the team announced. Tommy John surgery has been recommended for the 26-year-old Poche, who has been placed on the 45-day injured list. Tampa Bay selected veteran catcher Kevan Smith to the big…...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

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Tommy John trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • 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
  • • Red Sox P Chris Sale underwent successful Tommy John Surgery
    You can add another Major League Baseball player to the list of athletes who have undergone surgery amid the coronavirus outbreak. Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale underwent successful Tommy John surgery on Monday, according to the Red Sox. The surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAtrrache at the Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles.  Sale's surgery was deemed worthy by ElAttrache due to the impact it...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
  • • Breakout candidate: Max Fried
    Max Fried ranked among the Braves’ top prospects from the time they acquired him as the headlining young piece in a trade that sent Justin Upton to the Padres until he exhausted his rookie status in 2018. From 2015-17, Fried was considered among the best in a deep system,but he never entered the club’s top-five prospects (at either MLB.com or Baseball America) and was at times outranked by Sean Ne...2020
  • • Nationals option six players, including right-hander Erick Fedde
    The Washington Nationals optioned six players to their Triple-A and Double-A affiliates, the team announced. Right-hander Erick Fedde and catcher Tres Barrera are heading to Triple-A Fresno, while outfielder Andrew Stevenson, infielder Adrian Sanchez, and right-handers Kyle Finnegan and James Bourque are all going to Double A. Finnegan is the only member of the group who hasn’t seen major- league ...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 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 schedule, game

  • • 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
    2020
  • • Quick Hits: Tommy John Surgeries, International Prospects
    For the millions of fans missing baseball on what would have been Opening Day, the Strat-O-Matic gaming company will try to help fill the void by providing a simulated version of every game originally on the schedule.  Today’s action included Brock Holt hitting a three-run walkoff homer to lead the Brewers to a 7-4 win…...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
  • • Shohei Ohtani throwing on flat ground as he recovers from Tommy John surgery
    Shohei Ohtani is still working his way back from Tommy John surgery even during the coronavirus pandemic. Players who were in the process of rehabbing or receiving medical treatment prior to MLB encouraging players to return home from spring training have been allowed to continue rehabbing. As part of that, Ohtani and Griffin Canning have been rehabbing at Angel Stadium, Angels GM Billy Eppler tol...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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