Tommy John Surgery
A New York Mets doctor is recommending that right-hander Jeremy Hefner have Tommy John surgery. Hefner was put on the disabled list last week. He said he’s been dealing with a sore elbow all season.
Even mild forearm soreness and stiffness may be significant for a pitcher. Hopefully Strasburg’s is as mild as he claims and will be as transient as he anticipates.
Marcum officially signed with the Mets on Wednesday and is healthy and ready to go. Mets special assistant J.P. Ricciardi drafted Marcum when he was Toronto’s GM back in 2003, and Marcum saw the Mets as a good fit for himself some 10 years later.
Relief pitcher Brian Wilson worked out for the Mets at UCLA on Saturday, and according to a report, general manager Sandy Alderson was far from impressed.
Left-handed pitcher Manny Banuelos, rated the Yankees’ preseason No. 1 prospect according to Baseball America, will have Tommy John surgery on October 4, general manager Brian Cashman confirmed to The Trentonian on Tuesday.
The number of Tommy John surgeries are rising around the MLB.
Though the season still has a ways to go, it hasn’t been a storybook return for the Yankees reliever following Tommy John surgery and a right ankle dislocation. And now the Nebraska native might have to take a step backwards.
Colby Lewis, Texas Rangers reliable right-handed starting pitcher, will undergo surgery this week to repair a flexor tendon at his right elbow.
Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain threw 23 pitches on Tuesday for the Yankees’ rookie-level Gulf Coast League affiliate, pitching in his first live-game action in 13 months.
Joba Chamberlain could very well pitch again this season, if only to tell all of us who doubted him to stick it.
Right-hander Rafael Soriano is expected to stay the Yankees’ closer when reliever David Robertson makes his return to the mound, CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman reported.
It appears Mike Pelfrey’s one percent chance to avoid surgery is all but gone.
If the Mets want to keep Pelfrey under their control, in December they would have to offer him at least $4.55 million for 2013 — a year he’d miss a big chunk of.
The Mets say starter Mike Pelfrey will likely undergo Tommy John surgery, which would sideline him until next year. Pelfrey has a partially torn ligament in his pitching elbow. He was put on the disabled list Tuesday when an MRI showed swelling in the joint.
Mets left-handed reliever Daniel Herrera will reportedly undergo Tommy John surgery after doctors found a tear in his left elbow. Herrera went 0-1 with a 1.13 ERA in 16 games for New York last season.