Dr. Lewis Yocum, 'Tommy John' surgery specialist, dies at 66

Dr. Lewis Yocum, 'Tommy John' surgery specialist, dies at 66

ANAHEIM, Calif., May 28 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Angels team physician Dr. Lewis Yocum, who helped perfect "Tommy John" ligament replacement surgery, has died, the team said Tuesday. He was 66.

Phillies hurler Roy Halladay admits to sore shoulder after pounding

PHILADELPHIA, May 5 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay admitted Sunday after a second straight poor start he is suffering from a sore shoulder.
Royals' Soria out for year with injury

Royals' Soria out for year with injury

SURPRISE, Ariz., March 23 (UPI) -- Kansas City relief pitcher Joakim Soria decided to undergo elbow surgery that will force him to miss the 2012 season, the Royals said Friday.

Royals closer Soria damages elbow

SURPRISE, Ariz., March 19 (UPI) -- Kansas City Royals closer Joakim Soria has injured has an elbow ligament and could need season-ending surgery, the team revealed Monday.
Matsuzaka undergoes Tommy John surgery

Matsuzaka undergoes Tommy John surgery

TORONTO, June 11 (UPI) -- Boston Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka has undergone successful elbow ligament reconstructive surgery, the team announced Saturday in Toronto.

Reliever Shields undergoes knee surgery

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 17 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Angels have lost reliever Scot Shields to season-ending left knee surgery.

Nationals' Cordero, Dukes set for surgery

WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) -- Washington Nationals relief pitcher Chad Cordero and outfielder Elijah Dukes are scheduled to have surgery this week.

Cleveland pitcher needs elbow surgery

CLEVELAND, June 7 (UPI) -- Cleveland Indians starter Jake Westbrook needs right elbow surgery and will miss the rest of the season, the team says.

Triceps injury sidelines Angels ace

ANAHEIM, Calif., March 15 (UPI) -- Pitcher John Lackey of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim has been sidelined at least a month by a strained right triceps muscle.

Donnelly having season-ending surgery

BOSTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Brendan Donnelly will undergo season-ending surgery Tuesday on his right arm, the team said Monday.

Lakers' Odom has shoulder surgery

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 15 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder Tuesday, the NBA team said.

Liriano to have elbow surgery

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Francisco Liriano will undergo surgery on his injured left elbow next week.

Shawn Estes out for the year

SAN DIEGO, June 2 (UPI) -- Left-handed pitcher Shawn Estes of the San Diego Padres needs surgery on his left elbow and will miss the remainder of the 2006 season.

Cubs' Mark Prior has shoulder strain

MESA, Ariz., March 16 (UPI) -- Starting pitcher Mark Prior of the Chicago Cubs has a right shoulder strain, the team said Thursday.

Derrek Lee out for Team USA at Classic

FULLERTON, Calif., March 15 (UPI) -- Chicago Cubs first baseman Derrek Lee will not play for Team USA Thursday at the World Baseball Classic because of a shoulder injury.
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