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Yoda wrote:hot4tx wrote:Yoda wrote:He was the closer last year before he went down so I am not sure where you are getting your info.
Yeh, I read the wrong column and edited saw a 0 in the Ws column, not the SVs column. Has there ever been anyone come back from TJ in 9 months that's been as good (which again he still wasn't lights out before) as before? 10 months? I don't know where to get that data, but I don't recall very many early come back from TJ stories ending well.
Al Reyes. He's been pitching just as good if not better since coming back.
EDIT: It depends on how bad the damage was. For instance, Dotel's doctors advised him not to go under the knife but he made the decision to do so.
Baseball Prospectus: Has Tommy John surgery improved since you first did it in '74? John needed 18 months or so to come back. Is the recovery time shorter now?
Dr. Frank Jobe: The reason (John's) recovery was longer was because the ulnar nerve hadn't come back. But I don't think pitchers should come back and pitch off a mound in a game for at least one year, with tossing at four months. You've seen some people that have tried to come back at seven or eight months. They got sore and inflamed, then you have to wait a couple of months before that goes away.
Tommy John pitched 26 years in the big leagues and won 288 games.
The techniques have improved though. It takes about an hour now. With Tommy, it took about four.
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