History of second Tommy John surgeries raises questions about Mike Clevinger's future

Tommy John surgery has become so ubiquitous and the procedure so advanced, it is largely seen as little more than a nuisance for those who don’t have to endure the months of inactivity and then grueling rehabilitation.From the outside, it seems the procedure essentially requires a pitcher sit for a year and then return to eventually throw as well as ever — and in many cases better than he did.Jacob deGrom, Stephen Strasburg, Adam Wainwright and David Wells are among several well-known pitchers to have thrived after the surgery. Just since March 2018, 36 pitchers have had the surgery and pitche…

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