MLB Power Rankings: 20 Players Who Underwent Tommy John Surgery

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MLB Power Rankings: 20 Players Who Underwent Tommy John Surgery
Ligament Replacement Surgery, also known as "Tommy John Surgery"

If someone told you that you needed to have your elbow operated on to repair torn ligaments, your first thought or action would be to run and hide. No one is cutting into this elbow!

But if you are a Major League pitcher, ligament replacement surgery—also known as Tommy John Surgery—is not always the worst thing in the world. Many pitchers have undergone the operation, and came out just as good, if not better, than they were prior to surgery.

The recovery time is a long, difficult period. But in most cases, the wait has been worth the result.

Here is a look at some of the best pitchers to undergo the operation, and what their career was like before and after the surgery.

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