Mar
28

Update on JB Cox

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Pete Abraham is reporting that it’s not Tommy John surgery, contrary to what I said earlier. From Pete:

It was not Tommy John surgery as some sites have reported. Brian Cashman said that Cox had a ligament repaired but not replaced, which is what Tommy John surgery is.

This is less invasive surgery and Cox may not necessarily miss the entire season.

Some sites? Who’s he talkin’ bout?

Anyways, anytime a pitcher has the ligament of his pitching elbow tinkered with, it’s not good. Essentially, this delays Cox’s arrival in the Bronx by 2 years. First there’s the initial time missed with the healing and rehab process, then there’s the time he’ll need to refamiliarize himself with the whole act of pitching;Â pitchers who have elbow surgery return to the mound with notoriously bad control. It’s just part of the package.

Then, once he’s actually in game form, the Yanks will probably take it easy and send him to High-A Tampa for a warm up, then bump him up to Double-A Trenton to basically get himself back to where he was at the end of 2006. It’s not until then that he can begin to progress in his development.

Instead of debuting in mid-2007, he’s looking at late-2008 at the earliest.

In happier news, I found the greatest picture in the history of the world:

Tell me that doesn’t put a smile on your face.

Categories : Minors

7 Comments»

  1. Joseph P. says:

    Neither the words “Tommy” nor “John” appear in your initial report.

  2. Mike from CT (formerly of DC) says:

    As a kid I went out to Universal Studios in LA. The absolute best part of the trip – in my 10 year old mind – was that they were filming an episode of Knight Rider. I got to see the real live KIT – from about 100 yards away. A highlight I will never forget…

  3. [...] my favorite Yankee prospect that is actually pitching these days (I’m talking to you JB). His trouble with walks last year is well documented, but this year he’s completely turned [...]

  4. [...] JB Cox: Out until 2008 with Tommy John-esque surgery. [...]

  5. brandon duffus says:

    who in the hell is this jb cox

  6. [...] my favorite Yankee prospect that is actually pitching these days (I’m talking to you JB). His trouble with walks last year is well documented, but this year he’s completely turned [...]

  7. [...] JB Cox: Out until 2008 with Tommy John-esque surgery. [...]

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