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The Rangers will be without shortstop Elvis Andrus for 6-8 weeks with an olecranon fracture in his right elbow. Andrus will not require surgery, according to Rangers team physician Keith Meister.
Dr. Keith Meister, the team’s physician, did initial X-rays and an examination at the stadium, and the team said after the 7-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels that those tests indicated the probability of a fracture.
Seattle Mariners pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre says the Mariners have what other teams aren’t going to be able to find in the middle of the season – a starting pitcher like they say they have who can be a difference maker.
Oakland right-hander Jharel Cotton has had Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament his pitching elbow.
A’s pitcher Jharel Cotton’s promising spring has come to an abrupt end.
The primary reason the A’s went out and signed free-agent catcher Jonathan Lucroy was to provide a veteran to work with the team’s young pitchers.
Spring training notebook (March 15): Martin Perez to start this weekend, other pitching injury updates
Texas Rangers team medical director Dr. Keith Meister arrived in camp Thursday and assessed several injured pitchers.
The Rangers have signed Brett Eibner to a minor-league deal. Eibner has appeared in 87 major-league games as an outfielder. That includes 17 games last season during four stays with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Under the terms of the new partnership, Medical City Frisco will manage the orthopedic healthcare needs of the Stars players, both on and off the ice. The prevention, evaluation, and treatment of injuries will be conducted by doctors at the Frisco hospital. One of them, Dr. William Robertson, a physician on the medical staff at Medical City Frisco, will continue in his role as the Stars’ head team physician. Robertson, a former Ivy League football player at Brown University, has served as head team physician with the Stars since the 2012-2013 NHL season.
The best way to assess your pitcher’s mechanics is to get side view and back view videotape of the athlete. Many studies have been done on baseball pitching mechanics and hundreds of mechanical variables have been explored, but trying to correct too many points at once creates too much confusion in the athlete. Texas Metroplex Institute for Sports Medicine and Orthopedics Center for Sport and Motion Analysis suggests three basic points to assess as you watch videotape of a pitcher.