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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2013
The Orioles received the bad news Wednesday afternoon that they had been hoping wouldn't come: Top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy will undergo Tommy John ligament-replacement surgery on his right elbow Thursday morning and will be lost for at least a year. Bundy, the 20-year-old phenom who was widely considered baseball's best minor league arm coming into 2013, has not pitched since spring training because of an injury that was originally diagnosed as forearm discomfort and later called a flexor mass strain.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2014
Orioles catcher Matt Wieters still has his right arm in a metal splint after season-ending Tommy John surgery last month. And while he returned to the team for the first time Thursday since surgery, Wieters said he expects to be around the team, and have the splint off, when he rejoins the team for good after the Orioles' West Coast trip following the All-Star break. Before Friday's game, Wieters talked about being back with his teammates, making the All-Star Game and his rehabilitation.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2011
The injury that St. Louis Cardinals star pitcher Adam Wainwright suffered in the bullpen during spring training isn't just a big league problem. As baseball season approaches, Little Leaguers and other school-age players should be aware that they can damage their elbows. Dr. Anand M. Murthi, attending orthopedic surgeon and chief of shoulder and elbow surgery at Union Memorial Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, explains the surgery that is sometimes necessary for repairs. It's called ulnar collateral ligament (UCL)
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2014
Dylan Bundy's fast track to the majors during his first full pro season in 2012 might have some thinking that the Orioles top prospect will return to the big leagues sooner rather than later. But as Bundy prepared to pitch for the Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds on Saturday -- his second start since undergoing Tommy John elbow surgery -- the Orioles made clear that they will bring the 20-year-old right-hander along carefully. “This season is a rehab process,” Orioles player development director Brian Graham said.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2014
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Catcher Matt Wieters said Wednesday that it seemed inevitable that he would need season-ending elbow surgery shortly after he resumed throwing less than three weeks ago. He also said it was important to undergo the procedure immediately in order to have the best chance of being ready for Opening Day next season. Wieters, who had Tommy John elbow ligament reconstruction surgery Tuesday, said he felt good a day after the procedure and is looking forward to beginning the rehabilitation process quickly to ensure that he's back for the beginning of the 2015 season.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2014
Dylan Bundy's fast track to the majors during his first full pro season in 2012 might have some thinking that the Orioles top prospect will return to the big leagues sooner rather than later. But as Bundy prepared to pitch for the Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds on Saturday -- his second start since undergoing Tommy John elbow surgery -- the Orioles made clear that they will bring the 20-year-old right-hander along carefully. “This season is a rehab process,” Orioles player development director Brian Graham said.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2014
Orioles catcher Matt Wieters still has his right arm in a metal splint after season-ending Tommy John surgery last month. And while he returned to the team for the first time Thursday since surgery, Wieters said he expects to be around the team, and have the splint off, when he rejoins the team for good after the Orioles' West Coast trip following the All-Star break. Before Friday's game, Wieters talked about being back with his teammates, making the All-Star Game and his rehabilitation.
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By Baltimoresun.com Staff | July 14, 2005
The Orioles continued a makeover of their bullpen today, recalling right-hander Jason Grimsley from his rehab assignment and designating veteran Steve Reed for assignment. Grimsley went 2-0 with a 1.13 ERA and four strikeouts in eight rehab appearances totaling eight innings at Double-A Bowie. He is recovering from ulnar collateral ligament surgery - commonly referred to as Tommy John surgery - performed last October and was on the 60-day disabled list. Grimsley was acquired by the Orioles from Kansas City last season and went 2-4 with a 4.21 ERA in 41 games.
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By JOE STRAUSS AND ROCH KUBATKO and JOE STRAUSS AND ROCH KUBATKO,SUN STAFF | August 8, 2000
DETROIT -- The Orioles learned yesterday that right-handed starting pitcher Scott Erlckson will require "Tommy John" surgery on the right elbow that has plagued him since last season. The operation, scheduled for today, will be the second in the last six months on the elbow, but will be a far more major procedure. It is expected to mean Erickson will be sidelined through at least most of next season. Erickson, who has been disabled since July 28, left the team in Tampa Sunday afternoon to fly to Los Angeles, where he was examined by Anaheim Angels orthopedist Dr. Lewis Yoeum.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | May 10, 2004
A magnetic resonance imaging on outfielder Marty Cordova's right elbow has revealed a torn flexor tendon, which most likely ends his career with the Orioles and would require another surgery if he wants to continue playing. Team physician Dr. Charles Silberstein will consult with Dr. Charles Yocum, who examined Cordova last week, but the injury has been identified. Cordova, 34, was shut down at extended spring training because of pain in the elbow area. He was swinging a bat as part of his rehabilitation from ligament-reconstructive surgery last year, but still couldn't play the outfield.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2014
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Catcher Matt Wieters said Wednesday that it seemed inevitable that he would need season-ending elbow surgery shortly after he resumed throwing less than three weeks ago. He also said it was important to undergo the procedure immediately in order to have the best chance of being ready for Opening Day next season. Wieters, who had Tommy John elbow ligament reconstruction surgery Tuesday, said he felt good a day after the procedure and is looking forward to beginning the rehabilitation process quickly to ensure that he's back for the beginning of the 2015 season.
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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 Trevor Hass, The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2014
Dylan Bundy is confident he can be the dominant pitcher he was before an elbow injury interrupted a promising start to his professional career. Bundy, on the cusp of pitching in his first game since 2012, spoke Thursday at Ripken Stadium, home of short-season Single-A Aberdeen and his new home for at least the next few weeks. He said his arm feels great, and he's eager to make his first start Sunday on the road against Hudson Valley. "I feel like I can be the same as I used to be," Bundy said.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | January 13, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. -- The pain in Dylan Bundy's electric right arm is gone. It's the 21-year-old phenom's first victory of 2014. Bundy's rehabilitation from elbow ligament reconstruction surgery last summer has been a tedious climb full of small steps, but the Orioles' pitching prospect has learned the value of patience. Sixteen months ago, when he made his major league debut, Bundy was on the fast track. But he hasn't pitched in a regular season game at any level since Sept. 25, 2012, the second of his two appearances with the Orioles following a call-up that month to end his first professional season.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2013
The Orioles have some interest in Chicago White Sox free-agent right-hander Gavin Floyd and have been monitoring his progress as he recovers from elbow surgery, according to industry sources. Floyd, 30, who starred at Mount St. Joseph before being selected by the Philadelphia Phillies with the fourth overall pick in the 2001 amateur draft, underwent Tommy John surgery in May, when he also had a torn flexor tendon repaired. His agent, Michael Moye, told MLBTradeRumors.com that Floyd has been throwing long toss at 180 feet and could begin a mound progression in early December with hopes that he can be ready by, or near, Opening Day. An Orioles representative has periodically kept tabs on the progress of Floyd, whom they have liked since he was a Baltimore prep standout.
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By Daniel Gallen and The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2013
When Matt Hobgood stepped on the mound for the first time in rookie league on July 18, 2009, he couldn't find the arm strength that propelled his 98-mph fastballs and his rise to the fifth overall pick in that year's first-year player draft. In its place that summer in Bluefield, W.Va. - and later in Delmarva, Aberdeen and Sarasota, Fla. - was pain and soreness that never really subsided. His velocity dipped lower and lower while his ERA soared, and soon, the confidence of the top high school pitcher in the class of 2009 was all but gone.
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,SUN STAFF | July 20, 2005
The scar creeps down Jason Grimsley's right arm, like a baseball's seams gone straight. Seven inches of stitches tell the tale of an elbow surgically raised from the dead. Grimsley waggled his money arm, albeit gingerly, as if worried the wing would fall off and he would wake from a dream that has left the Orioles' reliever to pitch pain-free for the first time in seven years. He knows he is an anomaly: Grimsley's may be the quickest comeback ever to the majors for a pitcher after elbow ligament reconstruction, commonly known as Tommy John surgery.
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August 18, 2007
Jamie Walker, Orioles reliever How tough is it for the bullpen knowing Chris Ray will likely be out through the 2008 season? I'm trying to be a positive person. It stinks for him, but at least he's got it fixed now. I don't know that much about Tommy John [surgery], but I know people come back from it.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2013
The Orioles received the bad news Wednesday afternoon that they had been hoping wouldn't come: Top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy will undergo Tommy John ligament-replacement surgery on his right elbow Thursday morning and will be lost for at least a year. Bundy, the 20-year-old phenom who was widely considered baseball's best minor league arm coming into 2013, has not pitched since spring training because of an injury that was originally diagnosed as forearm discomfort and later called a flexor mass strain.
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By Steve Jones | March 31, 2013
When the Major League Baseball season starts March 31, Brett Harman won't be on a pitcher's mound. Instead, the 23-year-old Westminster resident will be preparing for a career as a physician assistant. But Harman, who had a standout career at Westminster High and the University of Maryland, isn't ready to give up baseball completely. Later this spring, Harman will leave Carroll County for St. Louis, where the right-hander will pitch for the River City Rascals, on the outskirts of St. Louis.
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