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  1. Purke to have Tommy John surgery

    May 28, 2014, 6:49 PM EDT

    Purke ready to face Georgetown

    Nationals minor league pitcher¬†Matt Purke will have Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow, the team announced. The surgery will be¬†performed on Thursday by Dr. James Andrews. Purke, 23, was once considered among the best pitching prospects in the game of baseball. He was drafted 14th overall by…

  2. Jobe’s immeasurable impact on baseball

    Mar 7, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    AP

    They call it “Tommy John surgery,” and the left-hander who first had his namesake procedure performed on his elbow back in 1974 will forever be immortalized as a baseball pioneer. Really, though, we should forever refer to it as “Frank Jobe surgery,” because the Los Angeles orthopedist who brilliantly conjured up the ligament reconstruction surgery…

  3. Strasburg scratched with forearm tightness

    Sep 13, 2013, 5:39 PM EDT

    No DL yet for Strasburg

    [Updated 6:23 p.m.] Though they’ve won eight of their last nine games, not all is well for the Nats as they return home on Friday. Stephen Strasburg was scratched before his expected start against the Philadelphia Phillies due to forearm tightness. The Nats’ ace felt the injury during a bullpen session on Thursday in New…

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