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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:09 AM
Yes, I believe there will be baseball! Further, the Twins would be a popular pick this year to advance to the playoffs and maybe, just ma...

Charley Walters: Twins-Saints partnership talks quietly o...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 07:30 AM
Very interesting article in Pioneer Press from Charlie Walters. https://www.twinciti...uietly-ongoing/ There’s been a few suggestions in...

Brian Dozier released

Other Baseball Yesterday, 11:29 PM
I noticed this one-sentence item in the most obscure part of this morning's StarTribune print edition:   San Diego released former T...

“Joe Cambria: Saint or Scoundrel? The Controversial Life...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:07 AM
A couple of weeks ago I mentioned in another thread an upcoming talk, as part of SABR's 2020 virtual convention, concerning the old Senat...

Watch the Live Play-by-Play of the Virtual Twins Playoffs

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:14 AM
With the real Twins around the corner, I have elected to sim to the playoffs to try and tease how the real club will do this fall, and as...

Heezy1323's Blog


Rich Hill Elbow Surgery Discussion

Posted by Heezy1323 , 26 March 2020 · 3,519 views
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Rich Hill Elbow Surgery Discussion Rich Hill Elbow Surgery Discussion
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Happy Supposed-To-Be Opening Day everyone. Since the baseball season is (unfortunately) on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, about the only recent baseball-related news to report has been that both Chris Sale and Noah Syndergaard (in addition to Luis Severino earlier this spring) are in need of Tommy Joh...


UCL Reconstruction Techniques

Posted by Heezy1323 , 23 March 2020 · 1,530 views
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UCL Reconstruction Surgery

I recently posted a blog about Chris Sale and the news that he was set to undergo UCL reconstruction. That post covered some questions surrounding the diagnosis and decision-making that occurs when players/teams are faced with this dilemma. That post got a little lengthy, and I chose not to delve into the surgery...


Chris Sale UCL Q&A

Posted by Heezy1323 , 19 March 2020 · 1,669 views
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Chris Sale UCL Q&A Chris Sale Tommy John Q&A
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It has been reported that Chris Sale of the Boston Red Sox will undergo UCL reconstruction surgery , also known as Tommy John surgery. Sale has not pitched in a live game since August 13, 2019. He then went on the Injured List on August 17 and did not return for the remainder of the 2019 campaign. He was reportedl...


Biceps Tendinitis Q&A

Posted by Heezy1323 , 07 August 2019 · 3,829 views
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Biceps Tendinitis Q&A Biceps Tendinitis in Pitchers Q&A

A request was made by a poster for me to write a blog covering biceps tendinitis. This is actually a fairly complicated topic with quite a bit of controversy, but I’ll do my best to share some basic info that hopefully TD peeps will find interesting. There are some technical parts, so apologies for that,...


Buxton Shoulder Q&A- What is a shoulder 'subluxation'?

Posted by Heezy1323 , 05 August 2019 · 2,768 views
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Buxton Shoulder Q&A- What is a shoulder 'subluxation'? Byron Buxton Shoulder Injury Q&A

Byron Buxton, as we all know, is an outstanding center fielder for our Twins. Unfortunately, he has dealt with a variety of injuries that have cost him significant time over the past few seasons. This weekend he sustained an injury to his left shoulder that was termed a ‘subluxation’ and is headed back to...


Graterol Shoulder Impingement Q&A

Posted by Heezy1323 , 27 May 2019 · 2,708 views
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Graterol Shoulder Impingement Q&A Brusdar Graterol Shoulder Impingement Q&A

Heralded Twins prospect Brusdar Graterol was recently shut down and placed on the IL for ‘shoulder impingement’. This is concerning given how promising a start to the 2019 season Graterol has had and what it could mean for his future.

So what is ‘shoulder impingement’? And when might it need surge...


Logan Morrison Hip Injury Q&A

Posted by Heezy1323 , 16 August 2018 · 1,801 views
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Logan Morrison Hip Impingement Q&A

Twins DH/1B Logan Morrison was recently shut down for the remainder of the season and, by reports, is expected to undergo surgery for a hip condition that has been bothering him for much of the year. The problem is being reported as ‘hip impingement’, which is a fairly common diagnosis. Some may recall tha...


Royce Lewis Knee Q&A

Posted by Heezy1323 , 18 June 2018 · 2,443 views
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Royce Lewis Knee Q&A Royce Lewis: Patellar Tendinopathy

The Twins community recently received some concerning news about highly-regarded prospect Royce Lewis. Lewis left the Cedar Rapids Kernels Saturday game with what is being reported as ‘patellar tendinitis’, which has been causing him trouble off-and-on for about a month. But what is ‘patellar tendinitis’ exact...


Jason Castro Knee Surgery Q&A

Posted by Heezy1323 , 16 May 2018 · 2,278 views
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Jason Castro Knee Surgery Q&A Jason Castro Meniscus Surgery Q&A
Twins starting catcher Jason Castro went on the DL May 5th with pain in his right knee. Initially, it was reported that Castro underwent a cortisone injection and was hopeful to return to the lineup soon. Unfortunately, after traveling to Vail, CO to see noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. Robert LaPrade, Castro is...


Wander Javier injury Q&A

Posted by Heezy1323 , 11 May 2018 · 1,998 views
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Wander Javier injury Q&A News came down yesterday that highly-touted Twins SS prospect Wander Javier will undergo season-ending surgery on his left (non-throwing) shoulder to repair a torn labrum. According to LEN, this was an injury that was suffered initially late last season, but initially the decision was made to attempt to treat Javier with rehabilitation. Unfortunately, he...