Returning from Tommy John surgery always is a long and arduous process and more players have gone through it in recent years than ever before. On Sunday two All-Star big leaguers took important steps towards their return to the game.
A three-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove award winner Matt Wieters hasn’t caught a game since last May. He was finally shut down in June and underwent the reconstructive procedure on his right elbow.
Jose Fernandez, of the Marlins’ also took a momentous step in his return from Tommy John surgery. Fernandez, like Wieters, has also been out since last May.
He made eight starts for the Marlins in 2014 going 4-2 with a 2.44 ERA prior to being diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament. He underwent the surgery on May 16.
The 2013 All-Star and National League Rookie of the Year threw from the mound for the first time Sunday.
For more information on both the recoveries of Wieters and Fernandez, you can read the full post on Baseball Hot Corner, using the link below: