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ARLINGTON -- Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo is going to try and play on Sunday. He also wants to play next year.
Seven over par to open a tournament is not the start any professional golfer wants. But for Steven Bowditch, his 79 on Thursday at Royal Pines is a positive step in the right direction as he resumes his competitive playing career after back surgery.
Texas Rangers RHP Ricky Vanasco will undergo Tommy John surgery on Monday in Arlington. Team physician Dr. Keith Meister will perform the procedure.
The Rays’ recent string of injuries continued Saturday as the team placed left-hander Ryan Yarbrough (left groin tightness) and catcher Mike Zunino (left oblique strain) on the 10-day injured list. Tampa Bay also moved reliever Chaz Roe to the 45-day injured list, ending his season.
Yates, 33, got a second opinion Monday in Dallas from Dr. Keith Meister. The procedure requires a recovery time of at least six weeks, which would sideline the right-hander until just after the regular season - slated to end Sept. 27.
While scores of Americans have had to postpone elective surgeries, sometimes for serious conditions, at least eight professional athletes have gone ahead with procedures including elbow and knee ligament reconstruction and groin surgery.
Jonathan Lucroy of the Boston Red Sox gets guis gear on during spring training at JetBlue Park Complex on February 20, 2020 in Fort Myers, Florida.
Dr. Jesse Even is one of the best doctors in the country at what he does. He has been doing this for five or six years, this surgery . . . He has never had an issue with any of those guys coming back saying they had a problem. We’re playing the odds here that it’s going to be good. It’s going to work out, and it’s going to help me get even better. I’m very grateful for that.
The Boston Red Sox are no-doubt believers in Christian Vazquez's 2019 breakout season, but they're doing their due diligence in shoring up the position after losing Sandy Leon this offseason.
Dr. Meister is one of the best in the business,” Hamels said. “We developed a really good relationship with him when I was in Texas. I’ve remained in contract with him and trained down there in the offseason at times. You want to be able to go to someone who’s seen you at your best, knows you pretty well, so he can give you the best advice and information that you need to get back to where you want to be.