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by andrew6586 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:57 pm
by skatingtripods » Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:21 am
by Prosecutor » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:59 am
by skatingtripods » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:56 am
Prosecutor wrote:How do you know his problem is "mechanical"?
by peeker643 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:28 am
Prosecutor wrote:I think his arm is messed up. I wouldn't be surprised if they announce at some point this year that he's going in for TJ. Every pitcher does it at some point in his career nowadays.
Success rates for first-time ligament transplant patients are high, and pitchers typically come back in about 12 months, as Tim Hudson and Kris Medlen did and Brandon Beachy is on target to do in June.The overall success rates aren’t nearly as high, though, for repeat transplant patients. Though the sample size is smaller, estimations range from 10 to 25 percent of those pitchers returning to be effective major leaguers.Saturday’s starter for the Dodgers, Chris Capuano, 34, provides Venters some encouragement. He is in his fourth season back after “Tommy John” surgeries in 2002 and 2008.“It really is an individual outcome based on the player and his body and the rehab and all those things,” Wren said. “But there are players who have actually pitched better after their second than they did after their first. There are players that have not. I don’t know that you can say for certain how a player is going to come out.”Among other pitchers to make it back after repeat-transplant surgery are Doug Brocail, who pitched six seasons after a second operation at age 35, Al Reyes, who pitched two seasons with Tampa after a second operation at age 34, and Jason Isringhausen, who had “Tommy John” surgery three times and pitched until he was 40.Jose Rijo had five ligament transplant surgeries and missed five seasons before coming back with the Reds at age 36. He made 44 appearances over his final two seasons.Two noted relief pitchers who are attempting comebacks from a second “Tommy John” surgery are Brian Wilson and Joakim Soria. Wilson, closer for the 2010 World Series champion Giants, is unsigned more than a year into his recovery from his second surgery. Soria, the former two-time All-Star closer for Kansas City, had a setback with a pectoral muscle strain but is targeting a July 1 return with Texas. That would be 15 months removed from his second surgery.
by Prosecutor » Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:23 am
Kyle Boddy (Driveline Baseball) had a side-by-side .gif that I can't find anymore from a month or so back that showed a difference in where he was releasing the ball. According to him, it the main reasons why his velo was down, along with the injury.
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