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  • • Cardinals Claim Ljay Newsome From Mariners
    The Cardinals have claimed right-hander Ljay Newsome off waivers from the Mariners, both clubs announced Friday. Newsome was on the Mariners’ 60-day injured list after undergoing Tommy John surgery earlier this summer and, for the time being, will remain on the 60-day IL with the Cardinals, per the team. That’ll be a temporary move for…...2021
  • • Evan Marshall To Undergo Tommy John Surgery
    White Sox reliever Evan Marshall will undergo Tommy John surgery next month, reports James Fegan of the Athletic (Twitter link). He missed the final few months of the season with a flexor pronator strain in his right arm and had been trying unsuccessfully to rehab the injury without going under the knife. He’s almost certain to…...2021
  • • Astros will 'probably' extend qualifying offer to Justin Verlander, owner Jim Crane says
    Verlander hasn't pitched since 2020 because of Tommy John surgery...2021
  • Roberts says Kershaw, Muncy don't need surgery
    • Roberts says Kershaw, Muncy don't need surgery
    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Tommy John surgery is "not on the table" for ace Clayton Kershaw and that he is hoping first baseman Max Muncy can rejoin the team later this month....2021
  • • Phillies Recall Seranthony Dominguez, Place Connor Brogdon On 10-Day Injured List
    The Phillies have recalled Seranthony Dominguez from Triple-A for the final two games of the season. Connor Brogdon surrenders his roster spot, heading to the 10-day injured list with groin tightness, per the team. Dominguez makes his return from Tommy John surgery back in 2020. Still just 26-years-old, Dominguez was going to be a key…...2021
  • Mets’ Noah Syndergaard will pitch in Braves series
    • Mets’ Noah Syndergaard will pitch in Braves series
    Noah Syndergaard will pitch a second outing on Friday or Saturday against the Braves, according to Mets manager Luis Rojas, after making his long-awaited comeback from Tommy John surgery on Tuesday....2021
  • • Royals’ Richard Lovelady Undergoes Tommy John Surgery
    Royals left-hander Richard Lovelady announced late last night on Instagram that he underwent Tommy John surgery this week. It’s not entirely out of the blue, as the 26-year-old southpaw was placed on the 10-day injured list due to a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in late August. Tommy John surgery will quite likely wipe out the entirety of…...2021
  • Syndergaard draws Marlins in long-awaited return
    • Syndergaard draws Marlins in long-awaited return
    Noah Syndergaard -- scheduled to pitch Tuesday for New York Mets, completing comeback from Tommy John surgery -- was reinstated from the 60-day injured list and will start the second game of a doubleheader against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field....2021
  • Cardinals activate Dakota Hudson from 60-day IL
    • Cardinals activate Dakota Hudson from 60-day IL
    It’s an unusually quick turnaround for Hudson, who underwent Tommy John surgery less than one year ago but has already completed a minor league rehab assignment that saw him start five games across three different levels....2021
  • Noah Syndergaard could be pitching for the Mets very soon
    • Noah Syndergaard could be pitching for the Mets very soon
    Noah Syndergaard threw off the Citi Field mound Sunday afternoon, hours before the Mets hosted the Phillies. Later this week, the right-hander could be pitching in a big league game. Syndergaard threw 15-20 pitches in live batting practice to Luis Guillorme and Jose Peraza as he continued his long comeback from Tommy John surgery, which......2021

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Tommy John injury and suspension

  • • Cardinals Claim Ljay Newsome From Mariners
    The Cardinals have claimed right-hander Ljay Newsome off waivers from the Mariners, both clubs announced Friday. Newsome was on the Mariners’ 60-day injured list after undergoing Tommy John surgery earlier this summer and, for the time being, will remain on the 60-day IL with the Cardinals, per the team. That’ll be a temporary move for…...2021
  • • Evan Marshall To Undergo Tommy John Surgery
    White Sox reliever Evan Marshall will undergo Tommy John surgery next month, reports James Fegan of the Athletic (Twitter link). He missed the final few months of the season with a flexor pronator strain in his right arm and had been trying unsuccessfully to rehab the injury without going under the knife. He’s almost certain to…...2021
  • • Astros will 'probably' extend qualifying offer to Justin Verlander, owner Jim Crane says
    Verlander hasn't pitched since 2020 because of Tommy John surgery...2021
  • • Roberts says Kershaw, Muncy don't need surgery
    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Tommy John surgery is "not on the table" for ace Clayton Kershaw and that he is hoping first baseman Max Muncy can rejoin the team later this month....2021
  • • Phillies Recall Seranthony Dominguez, Place Connor Brogdon On 10-Day Injured List
    The Phillies have recalled Seranthony Dominguez from Triple-A for the final two games of the season. Connor Brogdon surrenders his roster spot, heading to the 10-day injured list with groin tightness, per the team. Dominguez makes his return from Tommy John surgery back in 2020. Still just 26-years-old, Dominguez was going to be a key…...2021
  • • Mets’ Noah Syndergaard will pitch in Braves series
    Noah Syndergaard will pitch a second outing on Friday or Saturday against the Braves, according to Mets manager Luis Rojas, after making his long-awaited comeback from Tommy John surgery on Tuesday....2021
  • • Royals’ Richard Lovelady Undergoes Tommy John Surgery
    Royals left-hander Richard Lovelady announced late last night on Instagram that he underwent Tommy John surgery this week. It’s not entirely out of the blue, as the 26-year-old southpaw was placed on the 10-day injured list due to a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in late August. Tommy John surgery will quite likely wipe out the entirety of…...2021
  • • Syndergaard draws Marlins in long-awaited return
    Noah Syndergaard -- scheduled to pitch Tuesday for New York Mets, completing comeback from Tommy John surgery -- was reinstated from the 60-day injured list and will start the second game of a doubleheader against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field....2021
  • • Cardinals activate Dakota Hudson from 60-day IL
    It’s an unusually quick turnaround for Hudson, who underwent Tommy John surgery less than one year ago but has already completed a minor league rehab assignment that saw him start five games across three different levels....2021
  • • Noah Syndergaard could be pitching for the Mets very soon
    Noah Syndergaard threw off the Citi Field mound Sunday afternoon, hours before the Mets hosted the Phillies. Later this week, the right-hander could be pitching in a big league game. Syndergaard threw 15-20 pitches in live batting practice to Luis Guillorme and Jose Peraza as he continued his long comeback from Tommy John surgery, which......2021

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Tommy John lifestyle

  • Chris Sale made major dietary changes during Tommy John rehabilitation
    • Chris Sale made major dietary changes during Tommy John rehabilitation
    Now with a new diet aiding the Red Sox ace on the mound, expect a quick return to form for the seven-time All-Star....2021
  • • Padres’ Jacob Nix diagnosed with UCL tear
    Padres right-hander Jacob Nix has a “small” tear in his right ulnar collateral ligament, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. He’ll be evaluated by Dr. Neal ElAttrache before determining whether to undergo surgery. Depending on the extent of the tear, Nix could opt for a non-surgical route — platelet-rich plasma and stem cell injections are sometimes prescribed for UCL tears — though...2019
  • • Johnny Cueto credits fish and salad for dropping 20 pounds
    Johnny Cueto is set to begin playing catch next week following Tommy John surgery last year, and when he does so he’ll be 20 pounds lighter. The San Francisco Giants starter told reporters Thursday that he’s lost 20 pounds this offseason, thanks to a diet of fish and salad. Salad and fish. Yep. That’ll do it. The lighter frame should be a good thing for Cueto, who’s long been on the slightly pudgy...2019
  • • Jose Fernandez's Joy, Passion Create Lasting Memories on Tragic Day
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  • • Scott Miller's Starting 9: Of Hot Red Sox, Cologne, Clubhouse Fights, Dog Days
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Tommy John trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Astros will 'probably' extend qualifying offer to Justin Verlander, owner Jim Crane says
    Verlander hasn't pitched since 2020 because of Tommy John surgery...2021
  • • Rays Prospect Cole Wilcox Undergoes Tommy John Surgery
    Top Rays pitching prospect Cole Wilcox underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday this week, reports Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times (Twitter link). That’ll quite likely wipe out his entire 2022 campaign. Wilcox, 22, came to the Rays as one of the key young pieces in the trade that sent lefty Blake Snell to…...2021
  • Astros ace Justin Verlander won't return this season amid Tommy John recovery
    • Astros ace Justin Verlander won't return this season amid Tommy John recovery
    The 38-year-old will become a free agent at the end of the season. It's unclear if the Astros have any plans to re-sign him or allow him to walk....2021
  • • Slumping Red Sox Get a Boost With the Returns of Chris Sale and Kyle Schwarber
    Their ace made his long-awaited return from Tommy John surgery, while their marquee deadline acquisition finally joined the lineup....2021
  • • 2021 Fantasy Baseball: Two Start Pitchers Week 19 (8/2-8/8)
    Greetings sports fans, what a week we just had! This was no ordinary week in the baseball world. We saw the Cubs trade-off their World Series-winning core (somehow Kyle Hendricks stayed put). The Nationals traded Mad Max to the still prospect-rich Dodgers. But wait, that's not all the Dodgers did bolster their rotation, too. They also traded for Danny Duffy who's been hurt, but is also enjoying a ...2021
  • • Brewers Select Blaine Hardy
    The Brewers have selected the contract of left-hander Blaine Hardy.  The veteran will take the spot of Hunter Strickland, whose placement on the COVID-related injury list wasn’t made official until today. Hardy underwent Tommy John surgery in March 2020, preventing him from taking the field last season and keeping him from benefiting from a minor…...2021
  • • 2021 Fantasy Baseball: Two Start Pitchers Week 18 (7/26-8/1)
    The first full week of baseball after the All-Star break has left more questions than answers leading up to the trade deadline. It's still unclear who's buying and who's selling but we'll find out at week's end and talk about it next week, because I fully expect some big names to be on the move. In something non-related to actual on-the-field production, the Cleveland Baseball Club has now settled...2021
  • • Collegiate Corner: Hoglund’s Stock Gunnar’d Down
    UEFA Champions League. University College London. Ultra-conservative llamas. What do all three of these have in common? They're all UCLs that instill less fear in an MLB front office than the ulnar collateral ligament. That is unless one particular ultra-conservative llama wakes up one morning only to realize his cud has been chewed by Steve, his ornery llama friend who seems to always be stirring...2021
  • • Ole Miss pitcher Gunnar Hoglund, potential top-10 MLB draft pick, to undergo Tommy John surgery
    CBS Sports recently ranked Hoglund as the seventh best player in this year's class...2021
  • Sources: Hoglund having TJ surgery prior to draft
    • Sources: Hoglund having TJ surgery prior to draft
    Ole Miss pitcher Gunnar Hoglund, who had 96 strikeouts and a 2.87 ERA over 11 starts this spring for Ole Miss, is still expected to be selected in the first round of the MLB draft after having Tommy John surgery, sources told ESPN....2021

Tommy John stats and results

  • • Noah Syndergaard Likely To Work In Relief Upon Return From Injured List
    The Mets have been without Noah Syndergaard over the past two seasons as a result of his March 2020 Tommy John surgery. He’d embarked upon a minor league rehab assignment in May, but renewed elbow inflammation forced the club to shut him down for an additional six weeks. Syndergaard is throwing again in hopes of a…...2021
  • • Luis Severino Targeted To Begin Rehab Assignment On Sunday
    Yankees right-hander Luis Severino continues to make his way back from Tommy John surgery, with a pair of big checkpoints on the horizon.  Manager Aaron Boone told reporters (including Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record) that Severino will toss a three-inning simulated game today, and if all goes well, Severino is expected to begin a…...2021
  • Yankees still have rotation questions despite run of dominance
    • Yankees still have rotation questions despite run of dominance
    The Yankees gambled on the return of three right arms to stabilize their rotation after the losses of Masahiro Tanaka, J.A. Happ and James Paxton – as well as the absence of Luis Severino until midseason as he rehabs from Tommy John surgery. After some shaky early results, the returns have been good from Corey......2021
  • • Keone Kela Undergoes Tommy John Surgery
    Padres right-handed reliever Keone Kela underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com tweets. Kela will miss the rest of this season and a sizable portion of 2022 as a result. However, because he underwent a TJ procedure, Kela will have an $800K club option for next year kick in. Formerly with the…...2021
  • • Franklin Barreto To Undergo Tommy John Surgery
    The Angels announced that infielder Franklin Barreto will undergo Tommy John surgery, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com was among those to report. He’ll miss 10 to 12 months as a result. This is another disappointing development in the career of Barreto, a 25-year-old who hasn’t lived up to the considerable hype he received as a prospect.…...2021
  • • Lamet’s Lament
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  • • Adrian Morejon To Undergo Tommy John Surgery
    Padres left-hander Adrian Morejon will undergo Tommy John surgery, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. He’ll miss the rest of this season and likely a sizable portion of next year as a result. Morejon last appeared for the Padres on April 11, when he departed a start against the Rangers during the first…...2021
  • • Royals’ Chance Adams Undergoes Tommy John Surgery
    Royals right-hander Chance Adams underwent Tommy John surgery last month, MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan reports (via Twitter). The organization never announced the surgery, but the procedure will wipe out Adams’ entire 2021 season. As Flanagan points out, that could be a key factor today as the Royals look to set their 40-man roster in advance of…...2020
  • • Mike Clevinger To Undergo Tommy John Surgery
    The Padres announced that right-hander Mike Clevinger will undergo Tommy John surgery. He’ll miss the entire 2021 season as a result. This is stunning news, though it won’t bring an end to Clevinger’s run with the Padres. The team announced that the two-year deal it was working on with Clevinger last week is now official,…...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

Tommy John parents, kids, wife / husband, girlfriend / boyfriend

  • Yankees’ Jameson Taillon shows promise in long-awaited return
    • Yankees’ Jameson Taillon shows promise in long-awaited return
    Jameson Taillon spent countless hours over the past two years thinking about this moment. On Wednesday, he finally got to live it. Taillon was back on a major league mound for the first time in 23 months, making his first start since before his second Tommy John surgery in 2019. “This is going to sound......2021
  • • Rico Garcia To Undergo Tommy John Surgery
    The Giants announced that right-hander Rico Garcia will undergo Tommy John surgery this Saturday, Maria Guardado of MLB.com was among those to pass along. The 27-year-old was in camp as a non-roster invitee. This will obviously sideline Garcia for all of 2021 and quite likely into the following season as well. He had been looking to…...2021
  • • 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
  • • Elizabeth Hillman's Return is Another Weapon for Carolina
    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
  • • Seranthony Dominguez Considering Tommy John 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…...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
  • • Steven Brault, Clay Holmes, Jameson Taillon progressing in return from injuries
    The Pirates have at least two and as many as three potential rotation pieces slowed by injuries at the moment, and director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk provided updates on lefty Steven Brault and right-handers Clay Holmes and Jameson Taillon to reporters Wednesday, via Adam Berry of MLB.com.  Brault, slowed by a shoulder strain, was shut down from throwing earlier this month. Although the init...2020
  • • Report: Yankees exploring trade for Mets SP Steven Matz
    The New York Yankees will head into the 2020 season without two of their best starting pitchers. Now with their rotation more of a weakness than before, the Yankees have reportedly pursued a trade for New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz. According to The New York Post’s Mike Puma, the Yankees recently reached out to the Mets regarding Matz’s availability for a trade. While the Mets reportedly are op...2020
  • • After multiple injury setbacks, Rays top prospect Brent Honeywell returns to mound
    In a key moment for the Rays and righty Brent Honeywell, the prized youngster resumed throwing from the mound on Friday, as Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. He remains a long ways away from competitive action but now can begin his rehab in earnest. Long a lauded talent, Honeywell has been rehabbing for about two years now. He was sidelined by a brutal string of health problems in his el...2020

Top Tommy John news

  • • Perfect 'pen helps McCarthy earn win No. 2
    Brandon McCarthy won his second consecutive start after returning from Tommy John surgery, with the Dodgers bullpen finishing off the final four innings of a three-hitter and 4-3 win over the Padres on Saturday afternoon at Dodger Stadium....2016
  • • McCarthy stymies Rockies in season debut
    Brandon McCarthy is the latest starter to step up in the absence of ace Clayton Kershaw, making a triumphant return from Tommy John surgery on Sunday as the Dodgers finished off a series sweep of Colorado, 4-1, for their fourth consecutive win....2016
  • • McCarthy returns with scoreless outing vs. Rox
    Brandon McCarthy is the latest starter to step up in the absence of ace Clayton Kershaw, making a triumphant return from Tommy John surgery on Sunday as the Dodgers finished off a series sweep of Colorado, 4-1, for their fourth consecutive win....2016
  • • 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
  • • Yu, Adrian! Pair leads Rangers past Pirates
    Yu Darvish struck out seven and allowed one run through five innings in his first start back from Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery, and Adrian Beltre passed a milestone RBI mark, as the Rangers beat the Pirates, 5-2, Saturday night at Globe Life Park....2016
  • • Griffin's return helps Rangers get past Halos
    A victim of Tommy John surgery and a shoulder injury, Rangers pitcher A.J. Griffin won his first game in 938 days when he allowed three runs over six innings in Texas' 7-3 win against the Angels....2016
  • • 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
  • • Yu expected to rejoin Rangers on Saturday
    Yu Darvish has shown through five rehab outings that he can be dominant against Minor League hitters and that his post-Tommy John surgery right elbow can stand up to the rigors of pitching on regular rest. His next start is expected to come Saturday for the Rangers....2016
  • • Darvish's debut highlights MLB.TV slate
    Yu Darvish rejoins the Rangers rotation today against the Pirates in Arlington, the culmination of a 14-month recovery from Tommy John surgery....2016
  • • Bailey ahead of the curve in Tommy John recovery
    Reds right-hander Homer Bailey took another step on Thursday along the long road to recovery from Tommy John ligament replacement surgery on his elbow when he pitched two innings of live batting practice at the club's Spring Training complex....2016
  • • 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

Tommy John fantasy rankings and news

  • • 2021 Fantasy Baseball: Two Start Pitchers Week 23(8/30-9/5)
    Welcome to another week of two-start pitchers sports fans. The fantasy playoffs are right in front of us, so it's time to hunker down and put our best lineups out there. With that said, a few MLB notes to get to. The Yankees winning streak finally ended, courtesy of the A's. The Yanks also in turn ended the Braves win streak earlier in the week with a series sweep on them. Also, the Pitcher Shohei...2021
  • • Lamet’s Lament
    2021
  • • Matt Harvey's Latest Season-Ending Surgery Puts Bright Career at Crossroads
    2016
  • • Matt Harvey's Uncertain Future Is Blow Mets Are Well-Armed to Weather
    2016
  • • How Jose Fernandez Has Become MLB's Most Lethal Strikeout Pitcher in 2016
    2016
  • • Yu Darvish's Comeback Could Be Deciding Factor in Mariners-Rangers Race
    2016
  • • Royals Still Have All the Ingredients of Their Championship Formula in 2016
    2016
  • • Kershaw tops fantasy starter ranks
    With many hurlers in the midst of an extended run of dominance, several coming off a breakout season and a couple having returned from Tommy John surgery in 2015, this year's starting pitcher rankings are flush with aces....2016

Tommy John schedule, game

  • • Syndergaard draws Marlins in long-awaited return
    2021
  • • 2021 Fantasy Baseball: Two Start Pitchers Week 23(8/30-9/5)
    2021
  • • Slumping Red Sox Get a Boost With the Returns of Chris Sale and Kyle Schwarber
    2021
  • Red Sox ace Chris Sale to return from Tommy John surgery, make 2021 season debut Saturday against Orioles
    • Red Sox ace Chris Sale to return from Tommy John surgery, make 2021 season debut Saturday against Orioles
    Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora announced some exciting news Sunday morning before the team's matchup against the Toronto Blue Jays....2021
  • • 2021 Fantasy Baseball: Two Start Pitchers Week 19 (8/2-8/8)
    2021
  • Sale '100 percent' he'll be back for Red Sox in '21
    • Sale '100 percent' he'll be back for Red Sox in '21
    Red Sox ace Chris Sale said, "If it was up to me, I'd be starting tomorrow," as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery....2021
  • • 2021 Fantasy Baseball: Two Start Pitchers Week 8 (5/17-5/23)
    Injuries are the story of last week. Two of the best pitchers in the game have gone down. Jacob deGrom is still not throwing due to an inflamed lat muscle, but he's said to be progressing. It remains to be seen when he'll start throwing again. What is more concerning is the injury to Zac Gallen. Gallen suffered what they are calling a "minor sprain" to his Ulnar Collateral Ligament. Let us pray he...2021
  • Dodgers lose May for season due to TJ surgery
    • Dodgers lose May for season due to TJ surgery
    Dustin May's season-ending Tommy John surgery leaves a once stacked Dodgers rotation down to four starting pitchers -- Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler, Trevor Bauer and Julio Urias....2021
  • New Yankee Jameson Taillon finally set to return to mound
    • New Yankee Jameson Taillon finally set to return to mound
    Jameson Taillon will make his long-awaited return to a major league mound Wednesday following the second Tommy John surgery of his career. The Yankees are taking advantage of early off-days to keep Gerrit Cole on schedule, so Taillon didn’t start the first time through the rotation. “It felt like one multi-year buildup,’’ Taillon said Tuesday......2021
  • • Blue Jays Select Tommy Milone
    The Blue Jays announced they’ve selected the contract of left-hander Tommy Milone. Reliever Joel Payamps has been optioned to the alternate training site in a corresponding move. To clear space on the 40-man roster, the Jays placed reliever Kirby Yates on the 60-day injured list. Yates will miss the entire season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Toronto signed…...2021

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
  • • Report: Mets, Indians in talks to trade Yan Gomes
    The Mets and Indians have engaged in trade talks involving catcher Yan Gomes, according to SNY.tv’s Andy Martino. Reports from earlier in the winter indicated that Cleveland was open to offers for some of its higher-paid veteran players, and while much of that speculation has centered around the Tribe’s available starting pitchers, Gomes has also generated “significant trade interest.” Gomes would...2018
  • • Trade talks on Chris Archer “intensifying”
    Chris Archer has been the subject of trade speculation all season, and now talks surrounding Tampa Bay’s prized right-hander are “intensifying”, per a report from ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick.A trade isn’t quite imminent, it seems, as Crasnick notes that it’s difficult to judge whether or not a team will actually pay the Rays’ asking price. After all, Archer can be controlled through 2021 for an average ...2018
  • • Giants have no intention of letting Yankees acquire Bumgarner
    It’s well known that the Yankees are looking to bolster their rotation, though the cost to acquire a starter is “out of control right now,” a source close to the team informed Mark Feinsand of MLB.com. Nevertheless, Feinsand goes on to list a few starters the Yankees could pursue, including Giants ace Madison Bumgarner. As you’d expect, though, Bumgarner’s not going anywhere. A Giants executive to...2018
  • • Report: Shohei Ohtani’s UCL tear is a new one
    Shohei Ohtani is dealing with another UCL tear, according to a report.Ohtani has been on the disabled list since June 7 with a Grade 2 UCL sprain in his elbow. When Ohtani first became an international free agent during the offseason, the medical information shared with clubs showed that he had a Grade 1 UCL tear. It was considered a small tear at the time and did not dissuade nearly all teams fro...2018

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