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Diamond Cuts: Why Can't We Have Nice Things?

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.


Jose Fernandez

The Marlins fear the worst, as it seems Tommy John surgery is inevitable for their promising ace. Fernandez has been diagnosed with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his right elbow and has already been placed on the disabled list. The young pitcher has returned to Miami and a decision regarding his potential surgery will be decided shortly. He now joins the ever-growing list of pitchers to suffer the injury so far this season that already includes Matt Moore, Kris Medlen, Brandon Beachy, Jarrod Parker, and A.J. Griffin.

There is no denying the rate of Tommy John surgeries required so far this season is alarming. No one seems immune to the injury as prospects and veterans alike are being forced under the knife. Even players who have previously required the procedure are breaking down, as multiple pitchers including Josh Johnson and Beachy have recently undergone the second Tommy John surgery of their careers.

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