“Million Dollar Arm” Pitcher Had Tommy John Surgery

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In theaters now is “Million Dollar Arm,” Disney’s version of Rinku Singh and Dinesh Kumar Patel’s unlikely journey from game show winners in India to minor league pitchers in the United States.

Though their major league baseball dreams didn’t materialize, one of them did get to experience something many, many major league pitchers have lately, as Rinku Singh had Tommy John surgery last summer.

In this case, I do not think we can realistically look at the subject being overworked in highly-competitive youth traveling leagues as the culprit.

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