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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2012
Orioles left-hander Randy Wolf has been shelved with left elbow discomfort, manager Buck Showalter said Monday. The 36-year-old Wolf, signed Aug. 31, is scheduled to have an MRI performed on the elbow Tuesday morning. An anti-inflammatory injection could follow. He was evalualted by Orioles team orthopedist Dr. John Wilckens before Monday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays. Showalter said Wolf began feeling discomfort toward the end of his spot start Saturday in Boston. Wolf appeared to labor late in his outing at Fenway Park, where he went five innings and allowed three runs on seven hits.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2014
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- In recent days, the Orioles feared that the possibility of losing catcher Matt Wieters for the season was becoming closer to reality. Still, the club clung to any shred of optimism that the two-time All-Star and two-time American League Gold Glove winner would be able to help down the stretch. Any hope of that was extinguished Monday after his follow-up visit to renowned orthopedist Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, Fla. Wieters will have Tommy John elbow ligament reconstruction surgery Tuesday at noon, performed by Andrews, that will end his season.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2012
The Orioles will be without left-hander Randy Wolf for the remainder of the season. Wolf was placed on the 60-day disabled with a tear in the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow before Wednesday's game. The 36-year-old Wolf will likely need a second Tommy John surgery to pitch again. The prognosis on Wolf, who was signed Aug. 31 to add left-handed bullpen depth, didn't appear to be promising Tuesday when manager Buck Showalter wouldn't discuss the results of an MRI performed that morning, only saying that Wolf would speak with team orthopedist Dr. John Wilckens and Dr. Lewis Yocum, who performed Tommy John surgery on Wolf's elbow in 2005.  “We'll see what Randy and the doctors want to do,” Showalter said before Wednesday's game.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2012
Orioles right-hander Jake Arrieta said he's progressing well from August surgery to remove a ping-pong ball-sized bone chip from his right elbow. “I've done about eight weeks of rehab,” Arrieta said at Saturday's FanFest. “We did a lot of things out of the box.“ Arrieta started last season strong, winning five of his first six decisions and opening the season with a 9-4 record and 11 quality starts in his first 16 outings. But he struggled all through July as the elbow began to regress to the point where he knew he needed season-ending surgery.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2013
SARASOTA, Fla. -- An MRI revealed that Orioles minor league pitcher Jonatan Isenia has a UCL strain in his elbow, an injury sufferef while he was pitching for the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic. The team will take a conservative approach" to his rehab, executive vice president Dan Duquette said, meaning Isenia will rest for several weeks and is not scheduled for surgery at this time. Isenia, a 19-year-old Curacao native, was a late addition to the Netherlands roster.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2013
Orioles right-hander Bud Norris knew that a few days off from throwing wouldn't completely alleviate the stiffness in his elbow, but his arm is feeling better after his first throwing session since Wednesday. Norris had a light throwing session on Sunday and while he felt some slight stiffness in the elbow, he's still optimistic he can return to the Orioles' starting rotation late in the week. "It's something where couple days off, I feel a lot better," Norris said. "And I'm pleased with the results.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2012
Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman, who left Sunday's 8-3 win over the Yankees in New York after the third inning with right elbow stiffness, will leave the team and return to Baltimore to have an MRI on Monday. Tillman said the tests are precautionary and added he wasn't worried that the injury would keep him out of the team's starting rotation. "I personally don't,” Tillman said. “We did a couple tests with the trainers and they said it looked really good. … It's just kind of a 'just-in-case' thing.
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By From Sun news services | October 14, 2008
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols, the 2005 National League Most Valuable Player, had surgery on his troublesome right elbow, the team announced yesterday. The Cardinals said Pujols will begin his rehabilitation this week and "make his recovery" by spring training. Pujols, 28, underwent a 25-minute procedure to decompress and relocate the ulnar nerve in his right elbow, a joint that has given him problems since he strained a ligament there early in 2003. It had caused numbness, tingling in his ring finger and pinkie, weakness in his grip and pain along the inside of the forearm.
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By Dan Connolly and Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2010
After making 18 big league starts, Orioles rookie right-hander Jake Arrieta has been shut down for the season, but not solely for the expected reason. Arrieta, 24, will have a bone spur removed from his right elbow Wednesday by Orioles orthopedic surgeon Andrew Cosgarea . Arrieta said he has had the spur for years and it isn't painful, but the club decided to have it taken care of now as a precautionary measure. "I think it's going to be for the best. I talked to the doctor and the trainers, and we decided that I'm just going to go ahead and get that bone spur taken out," Arrieta said.
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By JEFF ZREBIEC | October 8, 2008
Orioles reliever Jamie Walker will not need surgery on his left elbow, his agent said yesterday. Walker spent the past two days in Birmingham, Ala., getting examined by noted orthopedist Dr. James Andrews. "He had his second appointment with Dr. Andrews today, and Dr. Andrews gave him a clean bill of health," said Phil Tannenbaum, Walker's agent. "He prescribed a little bit of rest and some exercises, and [Walker] should be ready to go for spring training." Walker, 37, who had been one of the most effective situational left-handers in baseball, is coming off perhaps the worst season of his major league career, which spans parts of nine seasons.
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