Stuff”>Dodgers’ brain trust went out with their silver platter overflowing with cash and handed out millions upon millions upon millions of dollars to every historically injured pitcher they could uncover, the guy with the least chance of ever earning his new Dodgers’ bounty but with the biggest possible upside
|should he actually be healthy enough to pitch for an extended period - like several full seasons, maybe - was Brandon Beachy.|
Through his short tenure of toiling with the Atlanta Braves, Beachy showed that he had the savvy and control, if not the overpowering stuff (low-90s fastball topping out at 94, slow curve and change and occasional slider) to be a consistent winner in the bigs, and for a short time
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The ever-increasing number of major league pitchers who undergo Tommy John surgery is stock full of guys who make it back and go on to have, or resume, solid, successful careers. However, that is true only for pitchers who undergo a single procedure. A growing number of pitchers unfortunately need to have the surgery repeated, and the stats for pitchers who have had it done twice are not nearly as encouraging. In fact, of the two or three dozen pitchers who have had two TJ operations, barely 40% have been able to pitch in at least 40 games thereafter. Even less encouraging is the fact that of all of those
|pitchers, only one, former Dodgers’ starter and current yankee reliever Chris Capuano, has started as many as ten major league games following a second Tommy John surgery.
Beachy underwent TJ surgery in June of 2012 and then again in March of 2014. The Dodgers still felt good enough about his future