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    Scott Baker got TJ surgery

    Was anyone else caught offgaurd watching the game on FSN. They announced during the game that doctors made a last minute decision to do TJ surgery on Scott Baker. This will certainly prolong the recovery effort.

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    Wow, this caught me by surprise as well. I wonder if he's played his last game in a Twins uniform. That 9 million dollar option looks even bigger now...

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    Yeah, that was bizarre. I checked around, but I didn't see it posted online anywhere.

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    If there was a chance the Twins were gonna excercise the option its gone now. I could see the Twins offering him and incentive filled contract with a base of around $500K next year. Perhaps a club option for 2014.

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    bye bye baker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by righty8383 View Post
    Was anyone else caught offgaurd...doctors made a last minute decision to do TJ surgery on Scott Baker.
    From what I know this is typical of joint surgery. It's discussed beforehand and determined if the doctor should fix whatever needs fixing once he exposes the area and can see the damage. Obviously he had the go-ahead.

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    Apparently something similar happened to Russ Ortiz back in 2008. The article on the Strib about it implied that the decision was made after surgery had already begun, after they saw the elbow on the inside. I'm assuming Baker consented to the surgery if the doc thought it necesary, otherwise there's gonna be a big 'ol lawsuit

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    Below is an excerpt from the Twins April 6 Prognosis. Everyone can draw their own conclusion.

    But the good news is that, according to the Twins, there doesn't appear to be enough structural damage to keep Baker out for a long time, and if Altchek feels the same, the righthander could resume pitching again soon

    reported by Joe Christensen
    Last edited by Highabove; 04-17-2012 at 08:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highabove View Post
    Below is an excerpt from the Twins April 6 Prognosis. Everyone can draw their own conclusion.

    But the good news is that, according to the Twins, there doesn't appear to be enough structural damage to keep Baker out for a long time, and if Altchek feels the same, the righthander could resume pitching again soon

    reported by Joe Christensen
    disgusting.
    "You teach me baseball and I'll teach you relativity. No, we must not. You will learn about relativity faster than I learn baseball." ​Albert Einstein

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    At this point, if you're a player, would you believe a single thing the Twins medical staff told you?

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    Nope, and I'd not come here to pitch either.
    Lighten up Francis....

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    I think I'd like to hear a little more detail about what actually happened with the surgery before I call the Twins medical staff liars

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    Nobody is a liar. Twins and medical professionals on twitter saying sometimes MRI can't show everything. Could only know when went under the knife.

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    Its obvious that the Twins staff missed diagnosed Baker's injury.


    Below is the paste of the April 6 report


    'An MRI exam on Scott Baker's troublesome elbow revealed the Twins right-hander has a mild flexor strain similar to the injury that scratched him from a start last July, according to general manager Terry Ryan.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highabove View Post
    Its obvious that the Twins staff missed diagnosed Baker's injury.


    Below is the paste of the April 6 report


    'An MRI exam on Scott Baker's troublesome elbow revealed the Twins right-hander has a mild flexor strain similar to the injury that scratched him from a start last July, according to general manager Terry Ryan.'
    According to Terry Ryan? Shouldn't it be according to someone with a medical degree. He's smart and all but interpreting MRI results should be handled by someone trained to do so. Like the Brewers Medical Staff.

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    The Medical staff reports their findings to Terry Ryan. He is the spokesman.
    Last edited by Highabove; 04-17-2012 at 10:44 PM.

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    lol... Thanks for clearing that up. I thought that TR was administering the exam and interpreting the results and reporting to the public.

    Im stumped now because I thought I just solved the Twins Medical problems right there. Back to the drawing board.

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    Lots of doctors on this site. Good to know.

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    TR says they prepped Baker for the possibility of TjS. It wasn't a surprise. Not a misdiagnosis. People just like to complain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kneelb4zerg View Post
    TR says they prepped Baker for the possibility of TjS. It wasn't a surprise. Not a misdiagnosis. People just like to complain.
    A few days before Baker's "second opinion" Ryan was on KFAN basically calling out Baker, saying there was nothing wrong with him. Similar quotes in the papers.

    There seems to be a continuing problem with the Twins medical staff, and I'm not basing my opinion on an isolated incident.

    People just like to make excuses.

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