Carl Crawford: Tracking Outcomes of the Last 10 MLB Visits to Dr. James Andrews
Dr. James Andrews is considered to be one of the best orthopedic surgeons in the United States, which is why so many baseball teams send their players to him for evaluations.
However, teams do not usually get good news when they send one of their players to Andrews. In many cases, it results in a player needing surgery.
The Boston Red Sox will be sending Carl Crawford to have his elbow evaluated by Dr. Andrews. Based on recent history, this is not a good sign for the Red Sox or Crawford, since so many of his former patients have needed surgery.
If recent history serves as a guide, then it seems likely that Crawford will be going under the knife soon.
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The Nationals sent Storen's test results to Dr. Andrews and it turned out that Storen had bone chips in his elbow. He then underwent surgery to remove those bone chips.
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This season was supposed to be a big year for the Washington Nationals and they have had early success despite being without Drew Storen and Mike Morse.
Morse thought he was going to require surgery and miss the full season, but after visiting Dr. James Andrews, he received the good news that he would not need surgery.
However, Morse is still a long way away from returning to the majors.
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The operation was performed by Dr. James Andrews and it was the second Tommy John surgery that Wilson had undergone. Wilson had also undergone Tommy John surgery when he was pitching in college at LSU.
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Joey Devine has struggled a bit with injury issues in his career, but when he has been on the field he has been a very effective reliever.
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Alburquerque recovered from his surgery and was cleared by Dr. Andrews to begin throwing and he remains on pace to return around the All-Star break.
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As part of his treatment, Litsch was receiving platelet-rich plasmas injections. One of these injections caused an infection and Litsch needed surgery as a result.
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The Mets sent him for an MRI and they sent the results to Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion. There is a chance that Pelfrey will undergo Tommy John surgery.
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The Baltimore Orioles are not sure when Zach Britton will be able to make a contribution to the team this year.
Britton has had shoulder discomfort for most of the year and he visited Dr. James Andrews to get plasma therapy twice this spring.