Diamondbacks pitcher Corbin won't be ready for Opening Day

Patrick Corbin will not be the Diamondbacks' Opening Day starter in 2015. In fact, Corbin, 25, may not even throw his first pitch next season until June, manager Kirk Gibson said Tuesday. Gibson said the Diamondbacks will be conservative in their treatment of Corbin, who had Tommy John surgery on March 25. "I think with Patrick it will be more like June for him,"...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs set cautious timetable for Corbin's return

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks admire the way All Star Stephen Strasburg has recovered from his 2010 Tommy John surgery. The path he followed is something else again. It is a road they do not plan to duplicate with Patrick Corbin, their All-Star.  Thirteen months after Strasburg underwent Tommy John surgery, he returned to the major leagues in September 2011. It went well, as far as...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

What went wrong? D-backs' woes directly tied to pitching

PHOENIX -- It was a lazy mid-March afternoon on the west side of town, mild and sunny. Birds caught the wind, made leisurely loops on a day that seemed expressly assembled to lighten the drudgery of spring training. Until the sky fell. After his 91st pitch in his final tune-up, Patrick Corbin summoned Diamondbacks coaches and medical personnel to the mound at Goodyear Ballpark. His...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitching (as usual) tops draft priorities for D-backs

PHOENIX -- If the third week of March demonstrated nothing else, it ice-picked home the point that you can never have enough pitching. You can appear to have enough pitching. You can think you have enough pitching. But you never do. The season-surgeries to Patrick Corbin and David Hernandez drove that home. So pitching, as usual, will be high on the Diamondbacks' agenda when...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The financial cost of Tommy John surgery to young pitchers

Jose Fernandez. Patrick Corbin. Jarrod Parker. A.J. Griffin. Luke Hochevar. Matt Moore. Brandon Beachy. Cory Luebke. Bruce Rondon. Bobby Parnell. Kris Medlen. Ivan Nova. And now Martin Perez. Top and mid-tier pitchers in the early stages of their professional careers who have had Tommy John surgery this season, or in the case of Perez, are […]
Via Fangraphs
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Corbin asks Diamondbacks fans about Patrick Corbin

The Diamondbacks will give away 20,000 Patrick Corbin bobbleheads Saturday. In anticipation of the promotion, Corbin, out this season after undergoing Tommy John surgery earlier this month, went outside Chase Field recently to get fans' take on the likeness of the bobblehead. Similarly to when Mets pitcher Matt Harvey last season asked New Yorkers questions about Matt Harvey...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Corbin is Latest MLB Player to Talk to Fans Face-to-Face Who Don’t Know Him

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin is out for the season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn UCL, but he’s still a fan favorite among D-Backs fans. The problem is, though, that most of them don’t know what he looks like. As Matt Harvey did last summer in Central Park, watch these funny interactions between Corbin and fans. [MLB Fan Cave] The post Patrick Corbin...
Via Diehardsport
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Can the D’Backs turn it around

  (Credit : Sports-Kings) After Sunday’s 4-1 loss to the Dodgers, the D’Backs have fallen to 5-16. Yeah, not good, but is it possible for the D’Backs to turn it around? Simple answer, yes. Arizona currently has the worst starting pitching in baseball, many people expected Arizona’s SP to be average with Ace Patrick Corbin, but since Corbin underwent Tommy John surgery in...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Patrick Corbin interviews fans about his bobblehead

  If you saw your favorite baseball player off the field in street clothes, would you recognize him? Patrick Corbin wanted to see just that. The Diamondbacks All-Star pitcher went to fans outside Chase Field prior to a D-backs game to ask about the upcoming Patrick Corbin bobblehead. Spoiler alert: What ensues is pretty hilarious.   Phoenix Sports-Kings Lead Columnist Dylan Veltkamp...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Corbin talks with fans about his bobblehead (video)

What would do if a Major League player is talking to you outside the ballpark and isn’t in his baseball uniform? Would you immediately recognize him? Or you’d feel surprise that you had no clue that he’d be there chatting with you? Arizona Diamondbacks’ left-hander Patrick Corbin, who’s recovering from a Tommy John surgery, wandered outside of Chase Field to discuss with...
Via On-Base Talk
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Corbin on Tommy John surgery, rehab

Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin joins Steve Berthiaume and Bob Brenly to talk about his Tommy John surgery and how the rehab process is going.
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs claim outfielder Kieschnick off waivers from Giants

The Diamondbacks on Friday claimed outfielder Roger Kieschnick off waivers from the Giants and optioned him to Triple-A Reno. To make room on the 40-man roster, pitcher Patrick Corbin was transferred to the 60-day disabled list. Corbin is out for the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on March 25 to repair a torn elbow ligament. Kieschnick, 27, appeared in 38 games with...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Hernandez's injury creates another 'challenge' for D-backs

PHOENIX -- In the latest round of bad news, the Diamondbacks learned Thursday reliever David Hernandez has a torn ulnar collateral ligament that will require Tommy John surgery. The news further dampened the mood for the D-backs as spring training comes to an end with ace starting pitcher Patrick Corbin already sidelined by his own Tommy John surgery. "It's just not the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Patrick Corbin Could Be Out Until Mid-2015 After Elbow Surgery

Bad news for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Left-handed ace Patrick Corbin underwent a sucessful Tommy John proceduere to repair a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow. Although the surgery ensures he will miss the entire 2014 (and possibly a portion of the 2015) season, it also allows him to begin the long road to recovery. With team manager Kirk Gibson also...
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Corbin officially joins the Tommy John club

Patrick Corbin’s start on March 15 was supposed to be his last spring outing before heading to Australia for Arizona’s season-opening series against the Dodgers. It turned out to be his last start for at least a year. Corbin left that game against the Indians in the middle of an at-bat during the 7th inning, and in the days following the outing it was announced that Corbin did...
Via The Outside Corner
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Corbin undergoes season-ending elbow surgery

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin has undergone season-ending elbow surgery after a second opinion confirmed the need for the ligament repair.
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Corbin undergoes Tommy John surgery, will miss 2014 season

(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) If the Diamondbacks are going to dethrone the Dodgers as the NL West Champions in 2014, they will have to do it without their ace. All-Star pitcher Patrick Corbin underwent Tommy John surgery on Tuesday and will miss the entire 2014 season, according to’s Steve Gilbert. #Dbacks Patrick Corbin had Tommy John surgery performed today by Dr. James Andrews...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Corbin out for season after Tommy John surgery

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin underwent ligament replacement surgery to repair a tear in his left elbow, the Diamondbacks announced Tuesday. The surgery, performed by noted specialist Dr. James Andrews, will keep Corbin from pitching this season, a year after he spring-boarded from a spring training competition for the final rotation spot to his first...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Corbin is the Latest Tommy John Victim

The MLB season hasn't even REALLY started yet, but another starting pitcher will miss the entire season.  The Arizona Diamondbacks, who are already 0-2 on the season, will be without last years 14 game winner Patrick Corbin.The DBacks rotation currently features Wade Miley, Trevor Cahill, Brandon McCarthy and Bronson Arroyo. Randall Delgado is sure to fill that 5th...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Bradley to get start against Team Australia

SYDNEY -- Top prospect Archie Bradley will get the start for the Arizona Diamondbacks against Team Australia in an exhibition game Friday with a potential spot in the starting rotation following a serious injury to Patrick Corbin. Left-hander Corbin was scheduled to pitch the opening game of the MLB season against Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday at Sydney...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks: Who replaces Patrick Corbin?

Patrick Corbin The Arizona Diamondbacks received some very troubling news earlier in the week: Opening Day starter Patrick Corbin was diagnosed with damage in his ulnar collateral ligament of his throwing elbow. His first meeting with team doctors recommended Tommy John surgery, which would effectively end the left-hander’s 2014 season before it even starts. Even if Corbin takes...
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks Will Serve 18-Inch Corn Dog Stuffed With Bacon, Cheese

Tweet The Arizona Diamondbacks could have a tough time making the postseason this season. They’re in a tough NL West and their best young pitcher in Patrick Corbin just found out he’ll be out for the rest of the year with an elbow injury. However, the team is trying to give their fans a treat still while giving new meaning to the phrase “fat and happy.” As ESPN’s...
Via Los That Sports Blog
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks, Cubs could revisit Jeff Samardzija trade talks

With the news of Patrick Corbin’s injury, now would be the perfect time for the D-backs to rekindle the talks for Jeff Samardzija. (AP Photo/Al Berhman) This past offseason, the Arizona Diamondbacks were rumored to have a lot of interest in Chicago Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija. However, a trade never happened. Following the news of D-backs all-star Patrick Corbin having UCL damage...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Corbin diagnosed with “damage” to left UCL

Brutal news Sunday out of Diamondbacks camp. According to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, staff ace Patrick Corbin has been diagnosed with ”damage to the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow.” Corbin is going to seek a second opinion, but a damaged UCL almost always leads to Tommy John surgery, which would cost the young left-hander the entire 2014 season and maybe...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks lose Patrick Corbin to injury on eve of Australia seris

Arizona Diamondbacks’ All Star pitcher Patrick Corbin will miss the trip to Australia for the opening series of the 2014 MLB season against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The left-handed pitcher was set to be the starter for the opening game at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday, but the Diamondbacks announced that an MRI scan found damage to his ulnar collateral ligament in his left...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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