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Diamond Cuts: Elbowed Out

Jeff Stotts

Jeff Stotts

Jeff Stotts works as a Certified Athletic Trainer (MAT, ATC, PES, CES). He won the 2011 Best Fantasy Football Article in Print from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.

Oakland Pitchers

Jarrod Parker has been lost for the season after it was determined he will require the second Tommy John surgery of his career. AJ Griffin is also experiencing elbow pain though his injury is muscular in nature. He has officially been diagnosed with flexor tendinitis, though no ligament damage was detected. However the flexor bundle is situated in close proximity to the ulnar collateral ligament, increasing the risk for potential complications. Griffin has been ruled out for the next three weeks and will then resume his throwing program. Unfortunately this puts his availability in question and a DL-stint may be on the horizon.

Finally veteran Scott Kazmir is currently suffering from what the team is calling triceps stiffness and will not make his next schedule start. On the plus side, the elbow pain he is experiencing does not involve the ulnar collateral ligament. However if Kazmir attempts to pitch through a less than 100 percent triceps,

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