MLB In Full Bloom - Jose Fernandez Headed for Tommy John Surgery? - 5/13/2014


Tommy John surgery has already taken several high-profile pitchers this year, including Kris Medlen, Jarrod Parker, Matt Moore, Patrick Corbin, and Bobby Parnell. But the biggest name soon could be the 2013 National League Rookie of the Year winner Jose Fernandez.  Fernandez was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a right elbow sprain and the Marlins are expecting that he'll require season-ending surgery. While details are still emerging regarding the extent of Fernandez's injury, the early indications from the Marlins continue to point toward Tommy John surgery as the first diagnosis from the team was a right elbow sprain. Fernandez, 21, is 4-2 with a 2.44 ERA in eight starts this season. He leads all of the majors with 70 strikeouts. It just keeps getting worse as Tommy John surgery is quickly becoming an epidemic. So many young aces are going under the knife and its unfortunate. Everyone is trying to figure out why so many pitchers are getting injured, but at this point there are no answers.