Shoshei Ohtani

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    I thought so. What a terrible decision.
    Not really. The timeline for recovery isn’t much different now from when the problem first started. He still would have missed next year had he done the surgery earlier. There was really very little risk in seeing if rest would lead to recovery.
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    Get TJ now and hope his arm can hold up thereafter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjs4470 View Post
    Not really. The timeline for recovery isn’t much different now from when the problem first started. He still would have missed next year had he done the surgery earlier. There was really very little risk in seeing if rest would lead to recovery.
    He might not have needed the surgery if they were just cautious and let him take some extra time in a lost season anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    He might not have needed the surgery if they were just cautious and let him take some extra time in a lost season anyway.
    I think it was inevitable

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    He might not have needed the surgery if they were just cautious and let him take some extra time in a lost season anyway.
    Maybe. But maybe not. I’m not sure the 6 or 8 months rest would have completely healed the elbow either. Better to get a definitive answer now than to wait till next season and get the same exact answer and not get him back on the mound until 2021 instead of 2020. And doing the surgery now, probably insures that he can at least come back and hit for them next year. Having the elbow blow next season, puts him out both on the mound and at the plate. The only sure way to get hm back perfectly healthy, the quickest way is to do the surgery now. I think The surgery was going to happen at some point regardless of how much rest he got

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    I agree it was probably inevitable, but i just would have been way more cautious. I guess he’s still gonna be able to hitter next year so they aren’t completely out of luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweet16 View Post
    I think it was inevitable
    Agreed. Between his velocity and breaking stuff his ligament is deeply taxed.

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    Apparently, don’t need a UCL to hit as he went 4/4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littleluck55 View Post
    Apparently, don’t need a UCL to hit as he went 4/4.
    2 HRs and a SB

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    So apparently he'll be able to have the surgery and spend next year as a full time hitter while recovering. This is according to multiple doctors per Jeff Passan on Twitter.

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    A torn right ulnar collateral ligament does not bother a left handed batter.

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