Who's recovering from Tommy John?

Updated: March 7, 2012, 4:02 PM ET
By Stephania Bell | ESPN.com

It's no secret that Tommy John surgery (ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction) has become commonplace among pitchers. The unnatural motion of throwing a baseball takes a toll on any pitcher's arm over time, with the most common breakdown occurring at the shoulder or the elbow. Although shoulder surgeries among baseball players generally are complex and highly variable in terms of a successful return to play, surgeries at the elbow tend to be more straightforward and often yield a good result. ...

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