Showing posts with label Surgery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Surgery. Show all posts

Adam Wainwright to Stick with the St. Louis Cardinals Two More Seasons

We feel pretty sad for Adam Wainwright. The poor guy just has to sit and watch his team complete a ridiculous rally during the regular season to make it to the playoffs as the National League Wild Card. Then, he has to watch them win the NLDS, the NLCS, and go through the World Series by the skin of their teeth. Game 6 might have been enough to make him cry. He was not a player, but a spectator through this entire roller coaster season.

But the news of the St. Louis Cardinals picking up his two-year contract option for 2012-13 must have made his day. The 30-year old right-hander, who won 20 games for St. Louis last season, is rehabbing from the Tommy John surgery he underwent back in February that sidelined him for the entire season. He threw his final bullpen session just before his team walked off to beat Texas in Game 6 of the World Series on Thursday.

John Lackey and His 6.41 ERA to Undergo Tommy John Surgery

After enduring a rather rough season with the Boston Red Sox in which he apparently spent more time drinking beer and scarfing down fried chicken than improving his pitching, John Lackey will undergo reconstructive elbow surgery and miss the entire 2012 season.

The right-hander seriously sucked it up in 2011, ending the season with a 12-12 record and 6.41 ERA. If he wasn't in his second of a five-year, $82.5 million contract -- at the age of 33 no less -- he would totally be a free agent right about now.

Spankin' new general manager Ben Cherington had this to say regarding Lackey's terrible season:

"[Lackey] pitched through circumstances this year that I don’t think any of us in this room can fully understand, and he got beat up for it a little bit along the way. This guy was dealing with some stuff both on the field and off the field that were really difficult. I thought he showed tremendous toughness pitching through that.”

One of these difficult offseason circumstances Cherington eluded to may have been Lackey filing for divorce from his wife, who has breast cancer. Yikes.

The general rehabilitation period from Tommy John surgery is 12-18 months. While many pitchers come back as if they have shiny new robot arms, others never pitch well again. Guess we'll see how Lackey is affected by the surgery in 2013!



Kendry Morales' Ankle Won't Heal Without Surgery

The Los Angeles Angels are once again without Kendry Morales since he has decided to undergo another season-ending surgery on his left ankle.

The first baseman has been sidelined since May 29 of last year when he busted the ankle celebrating a walkoff grand slam at home plate. He was kicking ass too, leading the club with 11 homers and 39 RBI at the time of his injury. Crappy.


Adam Wainwright's Season Ends Before it Begins

Unfortunately, Adam Wainwright's 2011 season has ended before it even got a chance to begin.

The St. Louis Cardinals ace will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow after feeling some stiffness in his arm after Monday's throwing session and learning of the severity Wednesday night.

Wainwright, 29, won 20 games for the Cardinals last season with a 2.42 ERA. He was once again runner-up for the National League Cy Young Award, this time behind winner Roy Halladay. He finished third in voting in 2009 behind winner Tim Lincecum and teammate Chris Carpenter.

Always the bridesmaid, never the bride, as they say.

Jamie Moyer is Hardcore... and Old School

April 8: Felix Hernandez is born in Venezuela.

April 29: Roger Clemens sets the record for the most strikeouts in a game, fanning 20 batters.

October 27: Bill Buckner etches his name in the memory of baseball fans everywhere with the image of an easy grounder hit by Mookie Wilson rolling right through his legs to help the New York Mets pull even with the Boston Red Sox in Game 6 of the World Series.

The year was 1986, Jamie Moyer's rookie season with the Chicago Cubs. Yes, I realize some of you weren't even born yet.

My point: Moyer underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday. The kicker: he's actually planning on pitching again once it heals, a comeback set for two seasons from now. He will be 49 years old.


National(s) Day Of Mourning

Did you hear that? It was the sound of all 68 of the Nationals' fans along with the 70 bajillion heartbroken Stephen Strasburg fans collectively yelling "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"

The 22-year-old rookie phenom underwent a second MRI which revealed he has a "significant tear" in his right elbow. The tear will most likely require Tommy John surgery, and then about 12 - 18 months of extensive rehab.


Anna Benson is Not Impressed

Kris Benson, husband of former stripper and notorious skank-weirdo Anna Benson, will likely miss the entire 2007 season with a torn rotator cuff. Surgery is required, and Benson will likely be out for anywhere from eight to 12 months. A recent MRI revealed the tear, team doctors said.

Benson signed with the Baltimore Orioles in 2006, and went 11-12 with a 4.06 ERA during his first season at Camden Yards.

No word on whether Anna's S&M tendencies contributed further to Benson's injury.