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Rays Pitcher Jonny Venters is on an Unprecedented Campaign of Recovery
The Tampa Bay reliever has come back from three Tommy John surgeries and a five-season absence from MLB.
The New Tommy John Surgery That Could Change Baseball
For nearly half a century, a UCL injury has meant complete elbow reconstruction for pitchers—and over a year of rehab. Thanks to an enterprising doctor and some very high-quality tape, that is finally changing.
David Price Getting the Dreaded Dr. James Andrews Second Opinion
David Price experience elbow/forearm discomfort after a simulated game and had an MRI.
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Discipline, Punish, And Matt Harvey: David Roth's Weak In Review
After a comeback season of triumph and noise, Matt Harvey looks lost at sea. That's a problem for him, and the Mets. The way he's been shredded in the press is something else.
Where Does Matt Harvey Go from Here?
After a historically great recovery from Tommy John surgery, the New York Mets' erstwhile ace already looks gassed and out of answers.
Need for Speed: Has Baseball Reached Peak Velocity?
Noah Syndergaard is averaging 92 MPH—on his slider. Is baseball entering a new golden age of velocity, or have its arms finally reached their breaking point?
Zack Wheeler, the Mets' Fifth Young Ace, Is Biding His Time
After undergoing Tommy John surgery, Zack Wheeler hasn't pitched for the Mets in 30 months, but he has his eye on rejoining the team's young rotation.
Biomechanics and the Youth Pitching Injury Epidemic
Youth and high school pitchers are hurting now more than ever. Now some companies are trying to bring the biomechanics technology used by the pros, like wearables and motion capture, to homes and schools.
Kerry Wood, The Cubs, And The Importance Of Hope
This week in 1999, Kerry Wood felt a twinge in his elbow. It was the beginning of a long and unsatisfying road for him and the Cubs, but there's a lesson in it.
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Matt Harvey Is Wide Awake in the Mets' Dream Season
Matt Harvey was once a player that Mets fans dreamed on, but as New York continues their improbable dream season, he has emerged in a surprising new role: buzzkill.
Generation Knife: Will Overuse End Up Ruining Young Athletes?
Young athletes are suffering injuries that previously were only seen with adult athletes. Overuse appears to be the cause.
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