Looks like every day this spring training you’ve seen a pitcher go down for an extended period of time or the whole season due to injury:
The Braves Have lost %40 of their starting rotation, As both Kris Medlan and Brandon Beachy will miss the whole season due to each having to undergo Tommy John surgery on their elbows for the second time in their careers.
Patrick Corbin of the Diamondbacks, a 2013 All Star, will also miss the season due to Tommy John Surgery., As will the A’s Jarrod Parker.
The Red’s Aroldis Chapman, he of the 105 MPH Fastball, will miss a month after needing surgery after getting hit in the face with a line drive.
Perhaps this is a hint that the human elbow is not built to throw at a high velocity.