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Should MLB teams require pitchers to get preemptive Tommy John surgery?

Craig Calcaterra suggests a radical solution to the recent uptick in elbow injuries

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Jose Fernandez is the latest pitching phenom to have his career sidetracked due to Tommy John surgery, becoming the 34th player at any level of pro ball to undergo the surgery this year. HardballTalk’s Craig Calcaterra discusses the apparent epidemic and suggests an unconventional notion: Teams should encourage preemptive Tommy John surgery while pitchers are in the minors so they don’t miss any service time in the big leagues.

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