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Angels' pitchers trying stem cell treatment instead of Tommy John surgery

7 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Twice now, doctors have performed an ultrasound on Andrew Heaney’s arm, squirting in a gel, writhing it around, taking pictures, and then showing him the images on a screen.  He doesn’t entirely understand what he sees, but it’s enough to inspire hope in the 25-year-old Angels pitcher. The ulnar...

Inside the alternative to Tommy John surgery that the Angels hope will save their season

Garrett Richards and Andrew Heaney both hope to avoid ligament-reconstruction surgery.

Joe Nathan, 41, to try comeback

Joe Nathan is attempting to come back from a second Tommy John surgery at the age of 41 to pursue the biggest item missing from his resume.  “A world championship,” Nathan said Friday while sitting in the dugout of the Tennessee Smokies, the Chicago Cubs’ double-A affiliate. “World Series — the...

Zack Wheeler Injury: Updates on Mets Pitcher's Recovery from Tommy John Surgery

New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has experienced a setback in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. According to a Tuesday report by MLB.com's Anthony DiComo, Wheeler has felt "discomfort" in his elbow and won't be throwing a scheduled simulated inning this week. Wheeler underwent Tommy John surgery in March of 2015 when he tore his UCL. Show More Summary

Experience: The True Source Of Originality

When my younger brother was eight he arrived home after a day out with my mother and announced that he was changing his name from Tommy to John. I didn't like it. He was born John Thomas Kenower, but he'd been assigned Tommy to limit confusion because my father was also a John. Show More Summary

Darryl Strawberry & Tommy Lasorda -- Major League B-Day Turn Up ... At Beyonce Concert (PHOTOS)

If you think Darryl Strawberry & Tommy Lasorda are too old to sip Beyonce's lemonade you're wrong... 'cause the two men had a grand slammin' time at Mrs. Carter's concert in NYC Wednesday night. The guys joined ex-MLBers John Franco...

Baseball: John Dearth of South Hills is Palomares League MVP

Junior John Dearth of South Hills has been selected the MVP of the Palomares League. First-team all-league: Matthew Acosta, Ayala, Jr.; Adam Seminaris, Ayala, Jr.; Kyle Velazquez, Ayala, So.; Brandon Bradshaw, Bonita, Sr.; Tommy Delgado, Bonita, So.; AJ Woodall, Bonita, Sr.; Jake Gentry, Claremont,...

Who Is Tommy John, and Why Is There a Surgery Named After Him?

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The short answer: A grown man who wasn't afraid to get involved with Silly Putty.

The False Hope of Tommy John Surgery

Nearly 30 percent of pitchers in Major League Baseball have undergone Tommy John surgery, the revolutionary elbow-ligament replacement surgery named after the pitcher who first underwent it in 1974. No longer is the malady, which experts and doctors are calling an epidemic, limited to professional players. Show More Summary

The slider could end this pitcher’s career. But he keeps throwing it.

Shawn Kelley is having a standout year for the Washington Nationals, easing concerns his arm won’t hold up after two Tommy John surgeries.

Profile of Tommy Armour, The Silver Scot (Conclusion)

4 weeks agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

Part two of two on golf legend Tommy Armour (1896-1968). Read Part 1. By John Coyne Copyright © John Coyne. Used with permission. The Silver Scot TOMMY ARMOUR, NICKNAMED THE SILVER SCOT, was one of the best known golfers of his day.Al...Show More Summary

Rangers’ Yu Darvish victorious in return from Tommy John surgery

The “Yuuuuu” calls from a sellout crowd started early for Darvish, who last pitched in the big leagues on Aug. 9, 2014.

Taylor Jordan undergoes second Tommy John surgery

The once-promising right-hander must now work his way back from his second procedure in five years.

Yu Darvish Returning From Tommy John Surgery; Rangers To Monitor Him Closely

Yu Darvish is eager to return from Tommy John surgery. But the Texas Rangers do not want Darvish to overextend himself.

Profile of Tommy Armour, The Silver Scot

last monthSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

Part one of two on golf legend Tommy Armour (1896-1968). By John Coyne Copyright © John Coyne. Used with permission. TOMMY ARMOUR, NICKNAMED THE SILVER SCOT, is today perhaps best known, if he is remembered at all, as a teaching pro,...Show More Summary

Tyler Skaggs takes comeback step as Angels rebuild pitching depth

Angels left-hander Tyler Skaggs could resume pitching in the minor leagues as soon as this weekend, a significant step toward what would be his first major league appearance since July 31, 2014. Skaggs had Tommy John surgery shortly thereafter and spent all of last season rehabilitating his left...

Fastballs Can Lead to Tommy John Surgery, Study Finds

last monthSports / Baseball : Bats

Pitchers who had surgery threw fastballs 46.8 percent of the time, compared to 39.7 percent among those who had not.

Tommy John, Stephen Strasburg and Matt Harvey: A ligament runs through them

ON BASEBALL | More than 40 years ago, an experimental surgery changed baseball — and dealt a pair of today’s aces a brand new hand.

Angels starter Garrett Richards hopes he can pitch this season

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

The ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow is torn, but Garrett Richards does not feel any pain. Given that, the 27-year-old right-hander could not rationalize undergoing Tommy John surgery — at least not yet. So, on Monday, Richards received a stem-cell shot, centrifuged from his own bone...

Throwing Fastballs May Be Linked to Tommy John Surgery in MLB Pitchers

Contrary to conventional wisdom, Major League Baseball pitchers who throw a high percentage of fastballs may be at increased risk for Tommy John surgery, according to research at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Researchers suggest that throwing fastballs nearly half of the time puts pitchers at risk of injury to their elbow. Show More Summary

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