In case you missed it, Joey Devine is having a second Tommy John surgery after his first in 2009. This is proof that regular rehab procedures and "plasma-rich platelet injections" simply do not work to make the arm any better. Only proper mechanical adjustments to remove the injury causing bad habits will end the Tommy John madness.
Devine slowly building up arm strength
June 01, 2010
BOSTON, MA: Joey Devine is no longer making guesses on when he'll be back in Oakland. After all, the A's rehabbing reliever, recovering from last year's Tommy John surgery, thought he'd already be with the team by now. "To be honest, I'm done making timetables," said Devine, who experienced his first setback in March in the form of tendinitis. "I thought I'd be back by June."
Yet if Devine has his way, he still might be. A lot has to go right, but Devine said he could potentially be putting on that green and gold uniform by the end of June. The 26-year-old pitcher, who in 2008 posted a 0.59 ERA in 42 appearances with Oakland, has been throwing a bullpen session every two to three days at the A's Minor League complex in Phoenix, AZ.