Roegele: MLB pitchers’ Tommy John surgeries trending down

From SABR member Jon Roegele at The Hardball Times on October 11, 2016:

Many people use the word “epidemic” when referring to the rate at which baseball players, from the professional ranks down to high school, have been undergoing ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction surgeries, more commonly known as Tommy John surgeries.

While torn elbow ligaments have been problematic at all levels of baseball, this article will focus on the latest statistics, trends and information with respect to Tommy John surgeries in major league baseball.

There was promising news regarding the number of Tommy John surgeries performed on major league players in 2016.

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Originally published: October 11, 2016. Last Updated: October 11, 2016.