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Michaux: Braves' long run of dominance is being rewarded

...Smoltz overpowering with his uber-competitiveness that segued perfectly into a closer's role for a few year's after Tommy John surgery.For his part, Jones provided consistent excellence at the plate and Cox the steadiest leadership over a 162-game...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-26/michaux-braves-long-run-
With hitting down, should Major League Baseball lower the mound?

...of guys in the bullpen that are special guys."All that gas has contributed to more than two dozen pitchers needing Tommy John surgery this year.Dr. David Altchek, the Mets' top physician, said a lower mound "should decrease the force as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-15/hitting-down-should-majo
Consecutive no-hitters pitched by Braves Class-A Advanced farm team

...attempting to revive their careers.Scarpetta underwent Tommy John surgery in 2012 and was released by the Milwaukee Brewers...the system.Pruneda missed all of 2012 and 2013 with Tommy John surgery and recovery struggles. He's been in the Braves...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-06-28/consecutive-no-hitters-p
Rays try to end slump by getting back to basics

...staff had recently had with Dr. James Andrews, then asked reporters to guess the average age for players undergoing Tommy John surgery for the first time.When no one responded correctly, Showalter said it's 19."It's unbelievable, how...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-06-23/rays-try-end-slump-getti
Phillies sweep series against Braves

...a platelet-rich plasma injection in his surgically repaired left elbow. He is trying to come back from his second Tommy John surgery on May 16, 2013, and will rest the elbow for about five weeks. ... Braves RHP Gavin Floyd faces Washington...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-06-18/phillies-sweep-series-ag
Gavin Floyd suffers elbow injury in Braves' win over Nationals

WASHINGTON - Gavin Floyd, recently returned from Tommy John surgery, pitched six scoreless innings Thursday night...Medlen and Brandon Beachy and reliever Cory Gearrin to Tommy John surgery during spring training, upending a major plank...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-06-19/gavin-floyd-suffers-elbo
GreenJackets Wrap-up: Reports on Ysla, Sy, Lowry, Engel

...when it comes to evaluation. The defense at second base hasn't been as hoped. He was a left-side defender before Tommy John surgery, and now he's learning second base. The problem is, he only gets to play the position about once or twice...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2014-07-18/greenjackets
GreenJackets Gameday: Savannah's Taylor vs. Augusta's Ysla

...combination. The Sand Gnats have gotten another pitcher back from another serious injury with the return of Logan Taylor from Tommy John surgery. He failed to go two full innings against Rome on June 27, 2013, getting pulled with what was determined a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2014-07-24/greenjackets
Bet on Augusta's Black as impact reliever

...bullpen already? This back story I wrote in May is a good place to start. He's endured a major labrum surgery and Tommy John surgery, and he remains on a schedule of pitching every three days in Augusta. He could be doing this schedule at a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2014-07-16/bet-augustas
Augusta's Jones flirts with no-hitter again

...down the South Atlantic League. His 2.34 ERA says he is. He might be at a higher level by now if it weren't for Tommy John surgery following college that required strict pitch counts early in the season. He has proven himself in Class-A...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2014-07-02/augustas-jon