ALL – Time Tommy John Tracker 1974 (Over 700 Players) – 2014 (29 Updates)

Dr. James Andrews - leading Tommy John surgeon is the new senior leader on this innovative and break through procedure, championed 1st over 40 years ago, and responsible for extending over 700 players careers now.

Dr. James Andrews – leading Tommy John surgeon is the new senior leader on this innovative and break through procedure, championed 1st over 40 years ago, and responsible for extending over 700 players careers now.

For all the talk of baseball players (pitchers mostly) that will be undergoing Tommy John Surgery, we will be keeping a running list!  E-mail us at mlbreports@gmail.com if you have any names to add to our totals.

How many players are having or had TJ in history? You are about to find out:

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TOMMY JOHN SURGERY – 2014 (29)

2014

Jeremy Hefner, NYM Aug 2014 (TJ Watch List – Possible 2nd TJ Surgery)

Tyler Skaggs, Angels, Aug 10 – will have season ending TJ surgery soon.  expected to be out til 2016

Nate Jones, White Sox, July.30

Tyler Chatwood, Rockies, July,19

Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees (Partially Torn UCL, (TJ Watch List), July 10th

Bronson Arroyo, D’Backs July Surgery.

Matt Wieters, Orioles, June 17th

Sean Burnett, Angels, June 5th

Chris Withrow, Dodgers, June 3rd

Jose Cisnero, Astros, May 28th

Martin Perez, Rangers, May 19th.

Jose Fernandez, Marlins, May 16th

A.J. Griffin, Athletics, Apr.25th .

Pedro Figueroa, Rangers, Apr.30th

Ivan Nova, Yankees, – Apr.29th

Josh Johnson, Padres, – Apr.24

Matt Moore, Rays – Apr.24, 2014 –  Link: With Moore Out For TJ Surgery – The Rays Should Hold Onto Price Through 2015

Jameson Taillon – Pirates – April 9, 2014

Bobby Parnell – Mets – April 8th

Cory Gearrin – Braves – Mar.29 – Went on the 60 Day DL with partial ligament  tear of right elbow Mar.29, 2014 – May Require TJ Surgery.”

David Hernandez – D’Backs – Surgery April 2014.

Bruce Rondon – Tigers –  Mar.2014

Patrick Corbin – D’Backs –  Mar.2014.

Jarrod Parker – Athletics –  March 2014

Brandon Beachy – Braves – “2nd TJ Surgery” Mar 2014

Kris Medlen Braves – Mar 2014

Luke Hochevar– Royals – March.07, 2014.

Miguel Sano – Twins (Position Player) Mar, 2014.

Cory Luebke – Padres:   Luebke went under the knife for his 2nd TJ Surgery Feb 2014.

Matt Harvey went under the knife with Tommy John Surgery last fall.  At the time of his diagnosis, he was the firm leader for the NL Cy Young, and was the bonafide ace of the Mets.  Now the young man will try to make it back to the Starting Rotation by the start of the 2015 season.  If Mets fans can thank anyone for anything, is that he didn't sign a huge extension before he went down with the injury.

Matt Harvey went under the knife with Tommy John Surgery last fall. At the time of his diagnosis, he was the firm leader for the NL Cy Young, and was the bonafide ace of the Mets. Now the young man will try to make it back to the Starting Rotation by the start of the 2015 season. If Mets fans can thank anyone for anything, is that he didn’t sign a huge extension before he went down with the injury.

TOMMY JOHN SURGERY – 2013 (25)

2013

Matt Harvey – Mets (TJ Surgery Oct.23/2013) Target Date for return is Spring Training 2015

Andrew Knapp, PHI: Oct.13/2013

Matt ReynoldsARI OCT 2013

Jeremy Hefner, NYM Aug 2013

Rafael Betancourt – Rockies (Aug, 2013)

Jason Marquis – Padres Aug, 2013

Dylan Bundy – Orioles:  June, 2013

Daniel Hudson – Dbacks (2nd Time): June.18/2013

Shane Loux – Giants – June .12, 2013

Scott Elbert – Dodgers:  June.8th, 2013

Ramon Ortiz – Blue Jays (2nd Time) – Diagnosed to need it – June.3/2013

Eric O’Flaherty – Braves – May.21/2013

Joel Hanrahan – Red Sox: May 17, 2013

Jonny Venters – (2nd Time) Braves: May.16, 2013

Gavin Floyd – White Sox: May 7th, 2013 (Signed by the Atlanta Braves, expected back in 2014)

Jason Motte – Cardinals: May 7th, 2013

Chad Billingsley – Dodgers:  April 24th, 2013

John Ely – Astros: April 24th, 2013:  He was released by Houston, and was signed by the Boston Red Sox

Alex White – Astros:  April 11th, 2013

Casey Kelley – Padres – April 1st, 2013:  He is still out from this surgery, but only on the 15 Day DL right now.

Rafael Furcal – Cardinals:  SS:  Mar.15th, 2013 (positional player) (signed by the Marlins for 2014) He made it into Spring Training for 18 AB, but now has an injured hamstring.

Frank Herrmann – Indians:  Mar.1 3th. 2013:  He was in Spring Training with the Tribe, and now ha cleared waivers and was re-assigned to Triple-A Columbus.

From 2008-2011, Brian Wilson was one of the top closer in the Majors with 163 Saves.  He Saved 48 Games with a 1.81 ERA only 3 years ago in  2010 for the World Champ Giants.  He went through TJ Surgery for a 2nd time in April of 2012.  He returned to the MLB in Aug of 2013 with the Dodgers - and was quite dominant down the stretch and postseason.

From 2008-2011, Brian Wilson was one of the top closer in the Majors with 163 Saves. He Saved 48 Games with a 1.81 ERA only 3 years ago in 2010 for the World Champ Giants. He went through TJ Surgery for a 2nd time in April of 2012. He returned to the MLB in Aug of 2013 with the Dodgers – and was quite dominant down the stretch and postseason.

TOMMY JOHN SURGERY – 2012 (46)

Randy Wolf – Orioles:  October. 26, 2012 (is a Free Agent at the age of 37, recently threw for teams, but garnered no interest.  Was with the Mariners.  March 25, 2014: Released by the Seattle Mariners.

Manny Banuelos – Yankees:  October 3, 2012 (Didn’t throw in 2013 Minor Leagues, threw in simulated games in Sept. of 2013, could return in 2014).  He has now returned to the Minor League system. (Currently in A+ Ball in Tampa).

Chad Billingsley – Dodgers:  TJ Watch (September 8, 2012 – and elected for TJ Surgery in 2013).

Juan Carlos Oviedo (AKA Leo Nunez) – Marlins:  September 6, 2012 (Is Signed through 2014 with the Rays, expected to return for Spring Training 2014).  Oviedo just threw a relief inning with the Durham Bulls.  May be up with Tampa Bay shortly.

Lucas Giolito – Nationals:  August 31st, 2012 (Returned to the Nats farm system in late 2013, and is now in A ball Hagerstwon.)

Josh Tomlin – Indians:  August 22nd, 2012 (Returned to the Indians in late 2013).  Is back with AAA Columbus now.

Carl Crawford – Red Sox:  August 23rd, 2012 (Returned to action in 2013 for the LA Dodgers).

MLB Tommy John Surgery Updates:  Feature Article by Bernie Olshansky (August 16, 2012).

Drew Hutchison – Blue Jays:  August 7, 2012 (Returned to throw in 3 leagues of the Minors in 2013 for the Blue Jays, and has now pitched in the regular season.

Scott Atchison – Red Sox:  TJ Watch (August 2, 2012)  He never needed the surgery, signed with the Mets in 2013, played the full year, and now has inked a deal with the Indians for 2014.

Neftali Feliz – Rangers:  August 1, 2012 (returned to the MLB in Sept of 2013 for the Rangers).  Feliz was relegated to the minors to begin the year in 2014

Eric Surkamp – Giants:  July 25, 2012 (Came back in July for the Giants before spending the rest of the year in SF’s Minor League System).  He is now with Charlotte (AAA franchise of the CWS).

Colby Lewis – Rangers:  July 23, 2012 (Played a few games in the Rangers Minor League System in 2013, signed for the 2014 year with Texas once again.)  Lewis will make his 1st Start in a few years for Texas on Apr.12, 2014

Joe Wieland – Padres:  July 17, 2012 (Pitched recently in the Arizona Fall League in 2013).  Had a surgery to alleviate some irritation in his elbow again in Spring 2014, and is on the 60 DAY DL for the Padres.

Luis Perez – Blue Jays:  July 17, 2012 (Came Back to the Minor League System in Toronto, and was a SEPT call up for the Canadian club, making 6 Appearances).  Released by the Blue Jays on Mar.20, 2014.

Todd Coffey – July 4, 2012 (2nd TJ surgery) (was out of action for all of 2013, and was said to be planning a showcase of his pitching soon in hopes of landing a deal).  He is said to have been throwing 93 – 94 MPH

Daniel Hudson – Diamondbacks: July 1, 2012 (Went for TJ Surgery again in 2013, and yet is still expected to sign with the D’Backs even though he will miss the majority of the 2014 year.)

Felipe Paulino – Royals:  June 22, 2012 (Missed all of 2013, but signed a 1 Year Deal with the Chicago White Sox for 2014, and has a Team Option for 2015).  He has started 2 games for the White Sox in 2014.

Brandon Beachy – Braves:  June 21, 2012 (returned midway through 2013 for ATL)

Kyle Drabek – Blue Jays:  June 19, 2012 (2nd- 2007).  He returned to Basevall in 2013 for the AAA Buffalo Affiliate.  he was with Toronto for Spring Training, but was sent down to the Minors.

David Herndon – Phillies:  June 19, 2012 :  He is playing in the IL for the AAA Yankees affiliate (Scranton Wilkes Barre).  He was in Spring Training with the Yankees.

Charlie Morton – Pirates:  June 14, 2012 (returned to the Majors midway through 2013 for Pit).

Ryan Beckman – Pirates:  June 12, 2002:  Beckman is now pitching in the Pirates Minor Leagues again for AA Altoona.

Andrew Carignan – Athletics:  June 7, 2012: (Signed a Deal with the Giants in Dec of 2013) but has not pitched in the Minors yet.

Juan Oramas – Padres:  June 3, 2012:  He is back playing with Tucson, after returning 1st to the lower levels to end the 2013 year.

Jose Contreras – Phillies:  June 3, 2012 (announced retirement in April of 2014).

Cory Luebke – Padres:  May 21, 2012 (Luebke has gone back under the knife in March of 2014).

Blake Wood – Royals:  May 19, 2012:  He returned to action late in the 2013 year with the Indians, and also made it to the Indians Bullpen again for 2014.

A.J. Jimenez – Jays:  May 19, 2012:  jimenez appeared in 59 games in 2013, and is with the AA New Hampshire club to begin 2014.

Danny Duffy – Royals:  May 14, 2012 (Duffy came back to baseball in 2013, and made a few starts for the Royals.  He is now back with the AAA team – but should be back with the MLB team soon.

Tsuyoshi Wada– Orioles:  May 2, 2012:  Returned in 2013 for the Orioles farm team, he was then released, and is now with the Cubs – and with Iowa – Starting

Mike Pelfrey– Mets: May 1, 2012:  Pelfrey came back with the Twins in 2013, appeared in 29 Games, and is back for another year with the Twins in 2014.

Joe Beimel-Free Agent:  May 2012:  Closed some games for Gwinnett in the 2013 year for the Braves organization, and now has appeared in some games in the MLB again – with Seattle in 2014

George Sherrill – Mariners:  April 29, 2012:  Was with KC system in 2013, but was released after a 6.21 ERA in 2013 for Omaha.  Sherrill remains a Free Agent.

Michael Pineda– Yankees: April 26, 2012 (honorable mention: torn labrum, arthroscopic surgery – has yet to pitch for the NYY).  Pineda finally started a game last week for the Yankees

Jeremy Bonderman– FA:  April 24, 2012 – returned to the MLB with the Mariners in 2013, was released and temporarily made came back with the Tigers again before being released – and has since retired.

Brian Wilson– Giants:  April 20, 2012 (2nd surgery- 1st in 2003) Returned in August of 2013 with the Dodgers.  He signed a 2 year deal with the Dodgers in the off season.

Danny Herrera– Mets:  April 19 2012:  He came back in 2013 with the Mets Minor League System, but was released after a bad start down there.  He is currently a Free Agent

Scott Baker– Twins:  April 17, 2012:  Pitched for 3 games with the Cubs major league team in 2013, and now is with the Texas Rangers in AAA.

Michael Kohn– Angels Apr.14, 2012:  Kohn appeared in 63 games for the Angels in 2013, and is still a member of their relief core.: 

Joey Devine– Athletics: April 11, 2012 (2nd surgery- 1st April 21, 2009):  He was released after the year by Oakland and has not retuned to baseball.

Ryan Madson– Reds:  April 11, 2012 (Target Dates with the Angels in 2013 – Never Made it and is a  FA)

Joakim Soria– Royals: April 2012 (2nd surgery) (Target Date in 2013 with Texas – Pitched in late 2013).

Jose Ceda– Marlins: April 3, 2012:  Jose Ceda came back in 2013, pitched for the Minor League System, and was then released.  He is still a Free Agent.

Sergio Escalona– Astros:  March 24, 2012:  Appearebed in some games for AA Corpus Christi for Houston in 2013, before being released in November of that year.

Arodys Vizcaino– Braves: March 2012 (Returned in 2013 for the Braves).

Joel Zumaya– Twins: March 2012 (2nd surgery):  He officially retired from baseball in 2014.  He never pitched after TJ surgery.

Adam Wainwright had had a 20 game win season (2010), mixed with a couple of 19 win campaigns.  You have to think he is a good bet to near the 20 win plateau in 2014 as well.  Clayton Kershaw could end up starting 35 games with the extra week after the 1st series in Australia, anyone bet he won't be close to 20 wins?  AL Pitchers like Verlande, Darvish and Price should all be near the mark if they are healthy in the AL.

Adam Wainwright had had a 20 game win season (2010), mixed with a couple of 19 win campaigns  In the middle was a comeback from TJ Surgery.

TOMMY JOHN SURGERY – 2011 AND OLDER

2011

John Lackey– Red Sox:  November 1, 2011 – Returned in 2013 and Won the World Series.

Kyle Gibson– Twins:  September 7, 2011 – Returned in 2013 for the Twins organization in the minors

Carlos Carrasco– Indians: September 6, 2011

Juan Gutierrez– Royals:  September 2011

Zack Cozart (SS)- Reds:  August 12, 2011

Brad Hawpe (1B/OF)- Rangers:  August 5, 2011 – Returned to the Majors with the LA Angels in 2013.

Rubby De La Rosa– Dodgers:  August 2011 – Returned

David Aardsma– Yankees:  July 22, 2011 – Was in Spring Training with the Yankees before being DFA’s.  Spent 2013 witht he NYM

Brett Anderson– A’s:   July 14, 2011, now a member of the Colorado Rockies

Johnny Anderson- Jays:  July 12, 2011 (2nd surgery- 1st in 2010)

Jose Casilla– Giants:  July 2011

Carlos Monasterios– Dodgers:  July 2011

Joba Chamberlain– Yankees:  June 10, 2011

Rich Hill– Red Sox:  June 9, 2011

Daisuke Matsuzaka– Red Sox:  June 2, 2011

Mason Tobin– Rangers:  June 1, 2011 (2nd surgery- 1st 2010)

John Lamb– Royals:  June 2011

Drew Naylor– Phillies:  June 2011

Jorge De La Rosa– Rockies:  May 25, 2011

Cam Bedrosian– Angels:  May 2011

Jenrry Mejia– Mets:  May 2011

Stephen Marek– Jays:  May 2011

Boof Bonser– Giants:  April 2011

Matt Gorgen– Diamondbacks:  March 2011

Adam Wainwright– Cardinals:  February 28, 2011

Alan Farina, TOR: July.15

Carlos Monasterios: July.15

Brett Anderson, OAK: July.14

Adam Wainwright, STL: Feb.28

Boof Bonser, OAK:

Jamie Moyer defied all odds when he came back to the MLB at the age of 49 to become the oldest player to return from TJ Surgery.  He also smacked a base hit as the oldest pitcher ever and won a few games for Colorado.

Jamie Moyer defied all odds when he came back to the MLB at the age of 49 to become the oldest player to return from TJ Surgery. He also smacked a base hit as the oldest pitcher ever and won a few games for Colorado.

Strasburg went 15-6 with a 3.16 ERA in his 1st full season back from Tommy John Surgery. He also racked up over 11K/9IP. This was all in just 160 IP due to his innings restriction which should be lifted in 2013 making his impact even greater.     Strasburg went 15-6 with a 3.16 ERA in his 1st season back from Tommy John Surgery. He also racked up over 11K/9IP. This was all in just 160 IP due to his innings restriction which should be lifted in 2013 making his impact even greater.  Mike Rizzo and the Nats brass will be under a great deal of pressure every year based on it.

Strasburg went 15-6 with a 3.16 ERA in his 1st full season back from Tommy John Surgery. He also racked up over 11K/9IP. This was all in just 160 IP due to his innings restriction.  The RHP is on on pace to set IP marks in 2014.

2010

Jamie Moyer– Phillies:  December 1, 2010

Stephen Strasburg– Nationals: September 2010

John Baker – Marlins:  September 2010

Hector Ambriz– Indians:  September 30, 2010

Manny Corpas– Rockies:  September 7, 2010

Erick Threets– A’s:  September 2010

Michael Ynoa – A’s:  August 24, 2010

Kris Medlen– Braves:  August 18, 2010

Ben Sheets– A’s:  August 9, 2010

Kyle Blanks– Padres:  July 28, 2010

Donald Veal – Pirates:  May 2010

Jordan Zimmermann is a great pitcher and has done, and will continue to do, good things for the Nationals. He is a very important part of the 2014 roster, but he may not be a part of the 2015 or 2016 roster. The Nationals have other options. They can lose him and continue to win. They can even trade him and get better. I would argue that the prospects the Nationals would receive in a Jordan Zimmermann trade plus Max Scherzer or James Shields in the rotation would be an upgrade to both the farm system and the rotation. If Jordan Zimmermann will sign an extension that is great, but with him seeking his free agent value it is starting to look like the Nationals.  Washington is lucky to have had 2 successful restarts on careers for the TJ Surgery like they have had with Zimmermann and Strasburg.

Jordan Zimmermann is a great pitcher and has done, and will continue to do, good things for the Nationals.Washington is lucky to have had 2 successful restarts on careers for the TJ Surgery like they have had with Zimmermann and Strasburg.

2009

Jose Arredondo – Angels:  December 11, 2009

Jordan Zimmermann– Nationals: August 2009

Edinson Volquez– Reds: 2009

Jason Isringhausen– Rays:  June 16, 2009 (3rd TJ Surgery)

Bill Bray – Reds:  April 2009

Dallas Trahern – Marlins:  2009

Erik Bedard – Mariners:  2009 (2nd TJ Surgery)

Andrew Sisco – Athletics:  2009

Mark Prior is one of the rare few pitchers - in not returning to form once the operation was done.  You can point to others like Ryan Madsen and Matsuzaka as guys who have not been like they were.

Mark Prior is one of the rare few pitchers – in not returning to form once the operation was done. You can point to others like Ryan Madsen and Matsuzaka as guys who have not been like they were.

2008

Jaime Garcia– Cardinals:  September 8, 2008

Tim Hudson– Braves:  August 8, 2008

Jake Westbrook – Indians:  June 7, 2008

Mark Prior– Cubs:  2008

Billy Wagner:  2008

Shaun Marcum – Blue Jays:  2008

Jason Isringhausen – Cardinals: 2008 (2nd TJ Surgery)

Chris Capuano:  Brewers: 2008 and (Dbacks: May 17, 2002)- 2 surgeries.

Chris Carpenter is one of four pitchers to have had a Cy Young Award win under their belt before having Tommy John Surgery.  CC finally retired at the end of the 2013 season.  Yes the team still has ace Wainwright, and one of the best young staffs in the game, but they have also watched several other veterans retire, or walk away with Free Agency, after contributing solidly to the Cards the last few years.  Carpenter was 95 - 44, with a 3.08 ERA, and was a dominant ace for the St. Louis franchise for the years of 2004 - 2012.  Carpenter won the World Series in the 2006 and 2011 Seasons, won a Cy Young Award, with a runner up and 3rd place finish as well.

Chris Carpenter is one of four pitchers to have had a Cy Young Award win under their belt before having Tommy John Surgery. CC finally retired at the end of the 2013 season.  Carpenter was 95 – 44, with a 3.08 ERA, and was a dominant ace for the St. Louis franchise for the years of 2004 – 2012. Carpenter won the World Series in the 2006 and 2011 Seasons and won a Cy Young Award, with a runner up and 3rd place finish as well.

2007

Josh Johnson– Marlins: 2007

Ambiorix Burgos – Mets:  August 28, 2007

Matt Bush– Padres:  August 26, 2007

Andrew Brackman – Yankees:  August 2007

Chris Carpenter– Cardinals:  July 24, 2007

Brad Lincoln:  April 2007

B.J. Ryan – Blue Jays:  2007 (2nd surgery)

Liriano was a dominant ace in 2013, putting forth a top 10 NL Cy Young Finish (9th), while winning a career high 16 games, only losing 8 and having a 3.02 ERA.  He kicked in his 2014 salary for $7 MIL after making a a valued $1 MIL in 2013.  The problem is that the LHP doesn't ever back up a good year with another.  AKA "The Bret Saberhagen Syndrome."  Liriano at least has had his career prolonged by his Tj Surgery.

Liriano was a dominant ace in 2013, putting forth a top 10 NL Cy Young Finish (9th), while winning a career high 16 games, only losing 8 and having a 3.02 ERA. He kicked in his 2014 salary for $7 MIL after making a a valued $1 MIL in 2013. The problem is that the LHP doesn’t ever back up a good year with another. AKA “The Bret Saberhagen Syndrome.” Liriano at least has had his career prolonged by his Tj Surgery.

2006

Francisco Liriano– Twins:  November 2006

Kelly Johnson – Braves:  June 1, 2006

Bryan Morris, LAD: Sept.28

Brandon Backe, HOU: Sept.07

Carlos Martinez, MIA: Mar.01

Bartolome Fortunato, NYM: May.18

Brian Anderson, KC

Aldaberto Flores, MIA,

Al Reyes, STL (2nd time)

Christian Garcia, NYY: (2nd Time)

Grant Balfour had authored 4 straight seasons with an under 3 ERA, and appearing in 50+ games until this year. He had only aged with grace in that span until maybe just older age catching up with him.  Included in his last few years totals, was a 43 Straight Saves streak - that bested a Dennis Eckersley team record.  There has been no signs of this team slowing down.  The Orioles went about this negotiation the wrong way.  It has angered the fanbase, alienated future Pitchers from even thinking about inking a deal with the club, and has still left them needing a Closer.  The club looks really petty in this ordeal.  I mean, you would think the club could suffer even a few dollars risk.  Or maybe it is they were so tired of paying for Tyoshi Wada and Brian Roberts. If this was this case, they should have never offered the man a contract in the first place.

Grant Balfour had authored 4 straight seasons with an under 3 ERA, and appearing in 50+ games until this year. He had only aged with grace in that span until maybe just older age catching up with him. Included in his last few years totals, was a 43 Straight Saves streak for Oakland – that bested a Dennis Eckersley team record.

2005

Cesar Izturis, LAD: Sept.16

Brian Anderson, KC: July.21

Mike Lincoln, STL: July.13

Anthony Varvaro, SEA: June.27

Bobby Korecky, TOR: June.05

Grant Balfour– Twins:  May 13, 2005

Carlos Almanzar, TEX: May.11

Andrew Bailey, OAK: May.05

Joe Mays – Twins:  2005

Eric Gagne– Dodgers:  2005 (2nd surgery- 1st in 1997)

Octavio Dotel:  2005

Anthony Vavaro:  2005

Chris Saenz, MIL:

Rafael Soriano has registered 40+ Saves in this last 3 years of Closing (he did spend 1 year in New York setting up Rivera in 2011).  He had 43 Saves out of the clubs 86 wins in 2013.  2014 marks the ten year anniversary for his surgery.

Rafael Soriano has registered 40+ Saves in this last 3 years of Closing (he did spend 1 year in New York setting up Rivera in 2011). He had 43 Saves out of the clubs 86 wins in 2013. 2014 marks the ten year anniversary for his surgery.

 

Rodney had 48 Saves, 0.777 WHIP and a 0.60 ERA in 2012, to place 5th in AL Cy Young Voting and was an ALL-Star.  2013 wasn't as kind (although he did win the WBC) with a 3.34 ERA and a WHIP of 1.335.  The Mariners not armed with many better Options, brought in the 37 Year Old, to a 2 YR/$14 MIL deal.  Rodney did feature a career best 11.1/SO Per 9 IP rate last year, but he also walked 4.9/Per IP as well.  His work may translate better in the AL West, where 2/3rds of his games are in Seattle, Los Angeles and Oakland.

Rodney had 48 Saves, 0.777 WHIP and a 0.60 ERA in 2012, to place 5th in AL Cy Young Voting and was an ALL-Star. 2013 wasn’t as kind (although he did win the WBC) with a 3.34 ERA and a WHIP of 1.335. The M’s, brought in the 37 Year Old, to a 2 YR/$14 MIL deal. Rodney did feature a career best 11.1/SO Per 9 IP rate last year, but he also walked 4.9/Per IP as well. His work may translate better in the AL West, where 2/3rds of his games are in Seattle, Los Angeles and Oakland.  So far he has pitched fairly well in the PAC NW.

2004

Roy Olmedo, CIN: Nov.9

Scott Williamson, BOS: Oct.30 (2nd TJ Surgery)

Jason Grimsley. BAL: Oct.13

Sean Burnett, PIT: Sept.22

Shawn Hill, MTL: Sept.08

Rafael Soriano, SEA: August.17

Jim Hoey, BAL: July.20

Mike Lincoln, STL: July.13

Shaun Komine, OAK: July.01

Nick Adenhart, LAA: June.17

Dustin McGowan, TOR: May.14

Fernando Rodney, DET: Apr.29

Jorge DePaula, NYY: Apr.22

Phil Dumatrait, CIN: Apr.01

Pedro Beato, BAL: Apr.01

Brian Duensing, BOS: Mar.31

Cory Sullivan, COL: Mar.15

Chris Spurling, DET: Mar.04

Zack Braddock, MIL:

Tim Wood, MIA:

Preston Larrison, DET:

Michael Megrew, LAD:

Mark Rodrigues, CLE:

Kevin Ohme, STL:

Joe Torres, LAA:

Jeff Manship, MIN:

Billy Simon, BOS

Arismendy Castillo, LAD

Angel Garcia, MIN

Brandon Gomez, SD

Brett Gray, CIN

Dustin Molleken, PIT:

Dustin Nippert, ARI:

C.J. Wilson is 40  - 25 with a 3.82 ERA and a bonfide #2 starter on this club.  He had done the job asked of him so far in the city of Los Angeles.  Wilson also performed well in his time with the Texas Rangers prior to that and after his surgery.

C.J. Wilson is 40 – 25 with a 3.82 ERA and a bonfide #2 starter on this club. He had done the job asked of him so far in the city of Los Angeles. Wilson also performed well in his time with the Texas Rangers prior to that and after his surgery.

2003

Zack Segovia, PHI: Oct.10

Billy Traber, CLE: Sept.21

Tim Spooneybarger, TB: Sept.09

Runlevys Hernandez, KC: Sept.05

Brian Tallet, CLE: August.26

C.J. Wilson, TEX: August.11

Ryan Dempster, CIN: August.03

Mark Wohlers, CIN: August.01

Rick Ankiel, STL: July.16

Paul Byrd, ATL: July.01

Seth McClung, TB: June.26

Scott Strickland, MTL: June.17

Anthony Pluta, TEX: June.6

Brian Moehler, HOU: May.29

Ricky Bones, MIA: May.01

Matt Wise, LAA: Mar.25

Manny Delcarmen, BOS:

Luke Hagerty, CHC:

Mike Stodolka, KC:

Scott Lewis, CLE:

Scott Feldman, TEX:

Shawn Kelly, SEA:

Tom Sheam, HOU:

Brian Wilson, SF:

Armando Galarraga, MTL:

Ben Kozlowski, TEX

Ben Diggins, MIL:

Anibal Sanchez, BOS:

Andy Ashby, LAD

A.J. Burnett has forged a nice career for himself over the last decade since recovering from Tommy John.  Heading into 2014, he has at least 10 victories in all campaigns since 2004.    He could very well do the same this year.

A.J. Burnett has forged a nice career for himself over the last decade since recovering from Tommy John. Heading into 2014, he has at least 10 victories in all campaigns since 2004. He could very well do the same this year.

2002

Bob Wickman, CLE: Dec.09

Erik Bedard, BAL: Sept.10

Doug Brocail, DET: Sept.01 (2nd TJ Surgery)

John Axford, SEA: Dec.01

Jesse Foppert, SF: Sept.16

J.R. House, PIT: Sept.01

Benito Baez, MIA: August.23

Jon Lieber, CHC: August.08

Steve Chiasson, CHC

Jeff Zimmerman, TEX: July.30

Danny Patterson, DET: June.28

Brian Tollberg, SD: June.25

Tyler Yates, NYM: June.19

Matt Thornton, SEA: June.10

Jason Christiansen, SF: May.30

Jay Bulger, ARI: May.28

Chris Capuano, ARI: May.17

John Franco, NYM: May.15

A.J. Burnett– Marlins:  April 29, 2003

Pete Harnisch, CIN: Apr.21

Derek Thompson, CLE: Mar.05

Jack Taschner, SF: Feb.28

Will Ohman, CHC: Jan.16

Hong-Chih Kuo, LAD: (2nd TJ Surgery)

Jayson Durocher, MIL:

Francisco Rosario, TOR:

Joakim Soria, LAD:

Kevin Jarvis, SD:

Phil Norton, CHC:

Ryan Vogelsong, PIT:

Jesus Delgado, BOS:

Jeff Bajenaru, CHW:

Jason Grilli, MIA:

Cha Seung Baek, SEA:

Mike Steele. DET:

Bob Cramer, TB:

Dave Eiland, TB: (2nd TJ Surgery)

Brandon Claussen, NYY

Matt Holliday was given the richest contract ever by the St. Louis organization prior to the 2010 campaign. these 2 guys.

Matt Holliday was given the richest contract ever by the St. Louis organization prior to the 2010 campaign. these 2 guys.

2001

Chris Narverson, STL: Oct.05

Bobby Bradley, PHI: Oct.01

Lance Painter, TOR: Oct.01

Adam Eaton, SD: August.21

Pet Hentgen, BAL: August.09

Kevin Walker, SD: August.01

Kris Benson, PIT: May.22

Doug Brocail, DET: Apr.27

Darren Dreifort, LAD: (2nd TJ Surgery)

Dave Eiland, TB:

Garrett Stephenson, STL:

Gerik Baxter, SD:

Jason Frasor, TOR: (2nd TJ Surgery)

Jose Capellan, ATL:

Luke Scott, CLE:

Matt Mantei, ARI:

Matt Holliday, COL:

Nate Bland. LAD: (2nd TJ Surgery)

Chance Caple, STL:

Sean Henn, NYY:

Scott Downs, MTL:

Rod Beck, BOS:

Chin-Hui Tsao, COL:

Steve Green, LAD:

Xavier Nady, SD

Isn't it funny how times change, the Braves used to be the model franchise when it came to health of their Pitching Staff.  Now it seems that every year there are a couple of guys going down with Tommy John Surgery.  What is going on?  Of course there were outliers with the Leo Mazzone led pitchers, but Smoltz came back from TJ Surgery to be extremely effective..

Isn’t it funny how times change, the Braves used to be the model franchise when it came to health of their Pitching Staff. Now it seems that every year there are a couple of guys going down with Tommy John Surgery. What is going on? Of course there were outliers with the Leo Mazzone led pitchers, but Smoltz came back from TJ Surgery to be extremely effective in the 1st decade of the milennium..

2000

Bill Simas, CHW: Dec.22

Kyle Snyder, KC: Sept.07

Scott Erickson, BAL: August.08

Scott Radinsky, STL: June.10

J.M. Gold, MIL: June.01

John Patterson, ARI: May.01

Michael Tejera, MIA: April.01

Randy Williams, CHC: Mar.15

Scott Williamson, CIN:

Sterling Hitchcock, SD:

Rokcy Coppinger, MIL:

Ryan Shealy, COL:

Odalis Perez, ATL:

Orber Moreno, KC:

Lance Carter, KC: (2nd TJ Surgery)

Matt Riley, BAL:

John Smoltz, ATL:

Juan Pena, BOS:

Ken Cloude, SEA:

Joe Roa, SF:

Jason Stumm, CHW:

Jae Seo, NYM:

Andrew Brown, ATL

Dan Kolb, TEX

David Cortes, ATL:

Hong-Chih-Kuo, LAD:

wood

1999

Tom Gordon – Royals Dec.12, 1999

Todd Coffey – Reds: Aug 1999

Seth Greisinger – Tigers:

Rocky Biddle – Rockies: Mar.2/1999

Paul Wilson – Mets:

Mitch Wylie – White Sox:

Nate Bland – Dodgers:

Matt Morris – Cardinals

Matt Beech – Phillies: Sept.21/1999 (2nd TJ Surgery)

Kerry Lightenberg – Braves:

Jimmy Journell – Cardinals:

Joe Nelson – Diamondbacks – August 1999

Kerry Wood – Cubs:  March 1999

Brian Falkenborg – Orioles: Jan 1999

Chad Fox – Cubs: July 1999 (2nd TJ Surgery)

 

1998

Jason Isringhausen – Mets 1998

Cory Lidle – Diamondbacks: Jan 1998

Damian Moss – Braves: Jan 1998

Nate Robertson – Tigers

Jason Frasor – Blue Jays: 1998

Lorenzo Barcelo – White Sox: Sept 1998

Matt Beech – Phillies: Sept 1998

A ERIC GAGNE

1997

Rheal Cormier – Expos

Eric Gagne – Dodgers,

Colby Lewis – Rangers, 1997

Britt Reames– Cardinals:  1997

Billy Koch – Blue Jays:  1997

Cal Eldred – Cardinals:  1997

Winston Abreu: 1997

1996

Victor Zambrano – Rays:

Steve Sparks – Brewers:

Paul Wagner – Pirates:

Pedro Borbon – Braves: Aug 1996

John Snyder – White Sox: July.24 1996

Steve Ontiveros – Athletics: June.13 1996

Chad Fox – Cubs: 1996

Jason Bere – White Sox: Sept 1996

Dewon Brazelton – Rays: 1996

Lance Carter – Royals:

1995

Darren Dreifort – Dodgers:  1995

1994

Scott Schoeneweis:  1994

Jose Canseco:  MLB Hero or Villain?

1993

Jose Canseco – Rangers:  July 9, 1993

1992

Mike Bielecki – Braves: August 2, 1992

1991

John Farrell – Cleveland:  1991

1989

Steve Ontiveros  – Phillies: July 1989

1988

Jimmy Key – Blue Jays:

Matt Young – Padres

1987

Kenny Rogers

1986

Steve Christmas – Cubs:

Jim Morris – Brewers:

wells

1985

David Wells – Jays: April

1977

Brent Strom – Padres:

Tommy John- Dodgers:  September 25, 1974 (Dr. Frank Jobe performed first operation)

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