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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
TOMMY JOHN SURGERY – 2014 (29)
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.
TOMMY JOHN SURGERY – 2013 (25)
Matt Harvey – Mets (TJ Surgery Oct.23/2013) Target Date for return is Spring Training 2015
Andrew Knapp, PHI: Oct.13/2013
Matt Reynolds, ARI 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.
TOMMY JOHN SURGERY – 2012 (46)
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.
TOMMY JOHN SURGERY – 2011 AND OLDER
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– 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
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
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.
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)
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)
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:
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:
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
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
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
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:
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)
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
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
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:
Darren Dreifort – Dodgers: 1995
Scott Schoeneweis: 1994
Jose Canseco – Rangers: July 9, 1993
Mike Bielecki – Braves: August 2, 1992
John Farrell – Cleveland: 1991
Steve Ontiveros – Phillies: July 1989
Jimmy Key – Blue Jays:
Matt Young – Padres
Steve Christmas – Cubs:
Jim Morris – Brewers:
David Wells – Jays: April
Brent Strom – Padres:
Tommy John- Dodgers: September 25, 1974 (Dr. Frank Jobe performed first operation)