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Giants Pitcher Matt Cain To Meet With Specialist For 2nd Opinion On Injured Elbow

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain plans to meet with specialist Dr. James Andrews this week to get a second opinion on his injured elbow. 128 more words

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Baseball's Sick Obsession: Tommy John

Injuries are part of the game. Every team has to find a way through a tough break over the course of the 162 game season, but, have we ever seen an entire league be devastated like the MLB has from Tommy John Surgery this year? 846 more words

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The Case of Jose Fernandez

In 2013, Jose Fernandez became a revelation for the Miami Marlins. After an offseason that saw them trade away players like Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle, the 20 year old Cuban pitcher impressed in early spring training; enough so that the Marlins kicked conventional wisdom of letting top rookies spend 20 days in the minor leagues (in which to control the player for an extra year) and put him in the starting rotation on opening day. 1,023 more words

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Revised Thesis

After research on the Matt Harvey and Kris Medlen cases, I would like to make a revised version of my thesis. I will be eliminating some of my hypotheses to focus on three specific ones.  520 more words

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The Case of Kris Medlen

“Atlanta Braves pitcher Kris Medlen underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery on Tuesday, the second such procedure in his career…”

“The injury is one of several for Braves pitchers this spring…” 3,233 more words

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Thesis for Finding the River Styx

 

Over the last number of years, each Major League team lost a pitcher to an elbow injury which would lead to Tommy John Surgery. While 2012 saw 36 Major Leaguers go under the knife, this number has remained steady between 15-18 players per year. 482 more words

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