Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has been on the disabled list since June 26 with a mild disk herniation in his lower back. It is a flaw in his pitching motion that caused the injury, and, if left uncorrected, likely will put him back on the DL. [Read more…]
With Yu Darvish returning to MLB action, and fellow TJ rehabbers Zack Wheeler, Homer Bailey, Brandon McCarthy, and Adam Ottavino (among others) targeting a second-half return, baseball pitching motion troubleshooter Angel Borrelli discusses what pitchers do to rehabilitate themselves from Tommy John surgery, and why some pitchers take longer than others to return to the mound.
During the Teaching Moment, Angel describes her background and the process of being a pitching motion troubleshooter. Additionally, she explains how her role differs from that of a pitching coach and biomechanist, and how all three work together to fine-tune pitching mechanics and keep a pitcher healthy and performing at his peak.
Finally, in the Location segment, Angel offers a tip to improve command that involves keeping an eye on a pitcher’s hip pockets.
Dodgers lefthander Alex Wood was scratched from his second spring start due to forearm tightness. Were there clues he was injured? What should happen next? What could this lead to? [Read more…]