Tommy John surgery

Royals’ Perez out for season, Yanks’ Severino to miss opener

Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez is headed for Tommy John surgery and out for the season. New York Yankees ace Luis Severino is shut down, too — at least through opening day. Hours after Severino stopped warming up in the bullpen because of an inflamed right shoulder, the Royals announced more damaging news Tuesday: … Continue reading Royals’ Perez out for season, Yanks’ Severino to miss opener

SURPRISE, Ariz | Royals All-Star Perez faces likelihood of Tommy John surgery

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Salvador Perez went about his morning as if nothing was amiss. In his heavily accented English, the six-time All-Star catcher spent some time joking with teammates. He bounced from one end of Kansas City’s spring training clubhouse to the next, displaying the same kind of youthful exuberance as the rookies trying … Continue reading SURPRISE, Ariz | Royals All-Star Perez faces likelihood of Tommy John surgery

NEW YORK | AP source: LeMahieu, Yankees agree to $24M, 2-year deal

NEW YORK—Jan 11, 2019—Gold Glove-winning free-agent second baseman D.J. LeMahieu and the Yankees have agreed to a $24 million, two-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press, a deal that would appear to eliminate New York as a destination for Manny Machado. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because … Continue reading NEW YORK | AP source: LeMahieu, Yankees agree to $24M, 2-year deal

NEW YORK  | AP source: LeMahieu, Yankees nearing 2-year deal

NEW YORK  —January 11, 2019— A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Gold Glove-winning free-agent second baseman D.J. LeMahieu and the Yankees are nearing agreement on a two-year contract, a deal that would appear to eliminate New York as a destination for Manny Machado. The person spoke on condition of anonymity … Continue reading NEW YORK  | AP source: LeMahieu, Yankees nearing 2-year deal

NEW YORK | AP source: Tulowitzki agrees to 1-year deal with Yankees

NEW YORK— Jan 02, 2019—The New York Yankees have obtained a low-cost infield replacement, agreeing to a one-year contract with shortstop Troy Tulowitzki for the major league minimum $555,000, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement, first reported … Continue reading NEW YORK | AP source: Tulowitzki agrees to 1-year deal with Yankees

NEW YORK | Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius needs Tommy John surgery

NEW YORK — The New York Yankees say star shortstop Didi Gregorius will need Tommy John surgery on his right elbow after injuring himself during the AL Division Series. The team said in an unexpected announcement Friday that surgery has not yet been scheduled. Manager Aaron Boone is optimistic Gregorius will spend most of next … Continue reading NEW YORK | Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius needs Tommy John surgery

NEW YORK | Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius to need Tommy John surgery

NEW YORK — The New York Yankees say star shortstop Didi Gregorius will need Tommy John surgery on his right elbow after injuring himself during the AL Division Series. The team said in an unexpected announcement Friday that surgery has not yet been scheduled. Manager Aaron Boone is optimistic Gregorius will spend most of next … Continue reading NEW YORK | Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius to need Tommy John surgery

ANAHEIM, Calif. | Angels’ Shohei Ohtani to have Tommy John surgery in October

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles Angels two-way rookie Shohei Ohtani will have Tommy John surgery next week. The Angels confirmed Ohtani’s long-expected decision on elbow ligament replacement Tuesday. Dr. Neal ElAttrache will perform the surgery in Los Angeles. “I think it was the proper decision Shohei made to have surgery, and the sooner the better,” … Continue reading ANAHEIM, Calif. | Angels’ Shohei Ohtani to have Tommy John surgery in October

CHICAGO | Shohei Ohtani homers again, Angels beat White Sox 5-2

CHICAGO — Nothing seems to bother two-way star Shohei Ohtani at the plate. Not bad news. Not a hard-throwing, up-and-coming left-hander. Ohtani homered for the third straight game after learning he will probably need Tommy John surgery, launching a three-run shot to cap the Los Angeles Angels‘ four-run third inning in a 5-2 victory over … Continue reading CHICAGO | Shohei Ohtani homers again, Angels beat White Sox 5-2

CHICAGO | Angels’ Ohtani plans to keep hitting, no decision on surgery

CHICAGO— Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani says he plans to finish this season as the team’s designated hitter and hasn’t decided yet if he’ll have Tommy John surgery. The 24-year-old rookie maintains he’ll be able to return next season as a DH, even though he might not be able to throw again until … Continue reading CHICAGO | Angels’ Ohtani plans to keep hitting, no decision on surgery

ARLINGTON, Texas | After arm surgery recommended, Ohtani has big night at plate

ARLINGTON, Texas — Shohei Ohtani homered twice on a huge night at the plate after getting bad news about his pitching arm, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Texas Rangers 9-3 on Wednesday. Perhaps headed for Tommy John surgery, the two-way rookie sensation went 4 for 4 with three RBIs, four runs and a … Continue reading ARLINGTON, Texas | After arm surgery recommended, Ohtani has big night at plate

ARLINGTON, Texas | Angels’ Ohtani facing Tommy John surgery after new damage

ARLINGTON, Texas— The Los Angeles Angels say Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani has new damage in his right elbow and Tommy John surgery has been recommended. The Angels said Ohtani had an MRI on Wednesday in Texas that revealed the problem in his ulnar collateral ligament. Ohtani had been scheduled to throw a light bullpen … Continue reading ARLINGTON, Texas | Angels’ Ohtani facing Tommy John surgery after new damage

LEADING OFF: Pirates go for 12th straight, eyes on Eovaldi

A look at what’s happening around the majors Wednesday: STEEL CITY STREAK The Pirates aim for their 12th straight win in a series finale against Cleveland. Pittsburgh pounded starters Corey Kluber and Shane Bieber for seven runs apiece in the first two games of the series. Starling Marte has a career-high 17-game hitting streak, and … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Pirates go for 12th straight, eyes on Eovaldi

MILWAUKEE | Brewers LHP Suter to have Tommy John surgery, out for year

MILWAUKEE  — The Milwaukee Brewers’ injury-plagued rotation took another hit Monday when lefty Brent Suter said he would have Tommy John surgery that will end his season. “It was pretty crushing news, but I’m kind of starting to accept it a little bit,” Suter said before the Brewers played Washington at Miller Park. “It’s tough … Continue reading MILWAUKEE | Brewers LHP Suter to have Tommy John surgery, out for year

High-priced, established pitchers could be on the move soon

From aces to closers, pitchers will be on the move this month. Teams trying to make a push for the postseason are always looking to add new arms. There are some big names available on the trade market who can make a difference in the starting rotation or bullpen. Here are 10 pitchers — five … Continue reading High-priced, established pitchers could be on the move soon

OAKLAND, Calif.  | Rays’ Eovaldi stellar in return from Tommy John surgery

OAKLAND, Calif.  —Even though he knew it was the best move to make, Tampa Bay right-hander Nathan Eovaldi was not happy when Kevin Cash pulled him after six innings. He even had to be prodded to shake his manager’s hand. Coming off a second Tommy John surgery, Eovaldi understood why. He just didn’t like it … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif.  | Rays’ Eovaldi stellar in return from Tommy John surgery

PHILADELPHIA | Cueto to be sidelined 6-8 weeks, no Tommy John surgery

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — San Francisco pitcher Johnny Cueto will be sidelined for six-to-eight weeks because of a strained right elbow and will not have Tommy John surgery. The 32-year-old right-hander was examined by Dr. James Andrews on Monday in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Cueto will undertake rest and rehabilitation. “It is great news,” Giants manager Bruce … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Cueto to be sidelined 6-8 weeks, no Tommy John surgery

Zack Wheeler beats Mets in salary arbitration

PHOENIX February 08, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — Right-hander Zack Wheeler beat the Mets in salary arbitration and will get a raise from $800,000 to $1.9 million instead of New York’s $1.5 million offer. Arbitrators John Skonier, Andrew Strongin and Phillip LaPorte made the decision Thursday, a day after hearing arguments. A 27-year-old right-hander, Wheeler had Tommy John surgery … Continue reading Zack Wheeler beats Mets in salary arbitration

Cardinals pitcher Alex Reyes needs Tommy John surgery

JUPITER, Fla. (AP)(STL.News) — St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Alex Reyes needs season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right arm. General manager John Mozeliak confirmed the diagnosis after an MRI. Reyes didn’t throw his scheduled bullpen session Tuesday because of a sore elbow. The 22-year-old Reyes made his major league debut Aug. 9 and was 4-1 … Continue reading Cardinals pitcher Alex Reyes needs Tommy John surgery