Duke Welker Appears to Be Having Tommy John Surgery
Jun05

Duke Welker Appears to Be Having Tommy John Surgery

Duke Welker has been on the disabled list in Indianapolis since May 5th, and today he had this tweet: At Andrews institute ready for surgery for my new elbow. Probably wouldn’t be tweeting normally but these meds make everything sound great. — Duke Welker (@The5thWelker) June 5, 2014 James Andrews. New elbow. I haven’t received word that Welker was having Tommy John, but that appears to be the case. Welker will be the...

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Clay Holmes Has Tommy John Surgery
Mar21

Clay Holmes Has Tommy John Surgery

Pittsburgh Pirates right-handed pitching prospect Clay Holmes underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday. Dr. James Andrews performed the procedure. I just spoke with Holmes, who was wearing a bandage and a sling over his right arm, and he said he will go back to Dr. Andrews after four months for an evaluation. The expected recovery time is 10-12 months, which should put Holmes in position to be game ready during Spring Training next...

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First Pitch: Why Don’t Pitchers Speak Up Sooner About Injuries?
Aug23

First Pitch: Why Don’t Pitchers Speak Up Sooner About Injuries?

Earlier today I spoke with James McDonald at Pirate City, talking about his injury this year and his rehab work. McDonald mentioned that he had trouble getting his arm loose early in the year, and felt “constricted”. He originally thought it was dead arm, then told the Pirates when the condition got worse. Later this evening, it was announced that Wandy Rodriguez would visit Dr. James Andrews after experiencing pain during...

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Wandy Rodriguez to See Dr. James Andrews
Aug22

Wandy Rodriguez to See Dr. James Andrews

SAN FRANCISCO — Starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez will see Dr. James Andrews, the Pirates announced Thursday. Andrews is known for examining pitching elbows and performing reconstructive elbow surgery. The team said Rodriguez “felt pain in his forearm during his simulated game / batting practice today” and will provide more information after visiting Dr. Andrews. Rodriguez’s last start came on June 5, when he...

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