Cotton (elbow) played catch Monday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. It's good to see that Cotton has progressed to throwing a baseball following Tommy John surgery March 21. He still has a long way to go in his recovery process, and figures to remain out for the first couple months of the 2019 season.
Cotton (elbow) progressed to making sock throws Monday in his rehab from Tommy John surgery, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports. "That's a big day for him," manager Bob Melvin said. "To get to the point now where he gets to use his arm a little bit and sees a light at the end of the tunnel, I know he has a big smile on his face today." The right-hander underwent season-ending elbow surgery March 21, and little had been reported about his rehab since. Monday's development is a small but notable step, considering it's the first time Cotton engages in any kind of throwing motion since the procedure. He still naturally has a long road ahead in terms of recovery, but he's expected to be ready to pitch sometime during the 2019 campaign.
Cotton underwent successful Tommy John surgery Wednesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Cotton, who suffered the injury during his Cactus League start last week, will take a few days to rest before heading back to Oakland to begin his rehab. Seeing as Tommy John surgeries typically carry a 12-to-18 month recovery timetable, Cotton will likely open the 2019 season on the disabled list.
Cotton (elbow) is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery on Wednesday in Arlington, Tex., Jane Lee of MLB.com reports. Cotton came out of his Cactus League outing Monday with a sore elbow, which was later diagnosed as a strained UCL and flexor tendon in his right arm. A second opinion confirmed the diagnosis, prompting Cotton to opt for the season-ending procedure. Tommy John surgeries typically carry a 12-to-18-month recovery timetable, so Cotton seems likely to open the 2019 campaign on the disabled list as well.
Cotton (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports. Cotton was diagnosed with a strained UCL and flexor tendon earlier in the week, and a second opinion confirmed the issue will require surgery to heal. This is a tough break for the 26-year-old righty, who was battling for a back-end rotation spot before suffering the season-ending injury. He'll now set his sights on getting healthy for the start of the 2019 campaign.
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