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  1. NYOrioleFan
    NYOrioleFan June 15, 2010 at 10:29 pm |

    Steve Melewski has more on Coffey’s situation. On Thursday, he will have an MRA (similar to an MRI) to see if there is any physical problem. Afterwards, they will decide on his status for the remainder of the season.


    Below is a link to Steve Melewski’s story on Coffey from this past March. I didn’t realize that he was a 22nd rounder (from 2009) who was given an $990,000 signing bonus. Also, he was drafted about 6 weeks following the Tommy John Surgery.

    Hopefully, he and the O’s will figure out the problem and he can get back to pitching as soon as possible.


    1. Jordan
      Jordan June 15, 2010 at 10:34 pm |

      Thanks for posting this, NYOrioleFan. I’m adding it to this post as an update right now.

  2. Don
    Don June 16, 2010 at 11:50 am |

    TJS takes two years to fully heal. He will go through times where the stuff is just not there. He might feel great, but it takes alot of time to get the tendons to match the strength of muscles.

    From my understanding, it is only 5-6 mph slower than his normal pace. I would not be alarmed to hear he has some slight scar tissue build-up. This is normal with any shoulder or elbow issue. If he plays at 90% strength, it takes a few more months to reach that last 10%.

    I would be less worried about TJS these days than a tear around the scapula.

    1. Jordan
      Jordan June 16, 2010 at 11:56 am |

      That’s true, and you are probably right, but other pitchers who have TJS don’t get shut down shortly after they start pitching again, no?