Posted May 18, 2012 on AP on Fox
Maybe the Kansas City Royals can get a two-for-one special on Tommy John surgeries from Dr. Lewis Yocum. Royals pitchers Danny Duffy and Blake Wood are both scheduled to have reconstructive elbow surgery after being examined by the Angels' medical director Friday in Tempe, Ariz. Yocum will perform the operations at his office in Los Angeles. ''They did the hard part getting to the big league level before they had these surgeries,'' Royals manager Ned Yost said, ''so we expect these guys to come back every bit as strong, or stronger, than before the injuries occurred.'' The Royals already lost closer Joakim Soria to his second Tommy John surgery during spring training, and hotshot prospect John Lamb had the same surgery last year. Duffy, the team's best starter early this season, sustained a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in 2010. Wood first hurt his elbow during the 2009 season. ''They're all different. Everybody's different,'' Yost said. ''You get to a point wh...
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