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Casey Sadler’s Journey Back From Tommy John Surgery

Casey Sadler made his return to games this week after recovering from Tommy John surgery. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Casey Sadler’s Journey Back From Tommy John Surgery
Sean McCool

BRADENTON, Fla. - The 2015 season was supposed to be a big season for Casey Sadler, as he was teetering on the edge of a Major League roster spot and actually began the year with a spot start for the Pirates. Sadler threw well on that April 12th start against the Brewers, pitching five innings and only allowing two runs to pick up his first big league win.  He was optioned back to Indianapolis after the start and was pitching well through mid-May (2.12 ERA, .185 BAA, 7 starts, 46.2 IP). Then, things just seemed to go downhill with his control beginning to fail him over the next month -- until that final start on June 21st in Charlotte, where Sadler allowed ten runs in 4.1 innings.

Unfortunately for Sadler, it wasn't just one quick pop after a pitch that put him out; rather, it was a gra...

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Sean McCool

Sean joined Pirates Prospects before the 2015 season began, covering the Altoona Curve. During the day, he is a marketing professional for Penn Highlands Community College in Johnstown, PA. Sean also dabbles with the guitar, emcees weddings, and plays disc golf.

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