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Continued: Twins pitchers aren't immune to Tommy John surgeries

But despite the best efforts, elbow ligaments continue to tear, and it’s happening at any stage of a player’s career.

“It’s unfortunate,” Antony said. “Everybody thought the Braves handled Kris Medlen as well as you could have and he ended up having a second one. Sometimes it just can’t be helped. Sometimes things happen.

“I’m not sure if there is a right way or a wrong way. Everyone has their own idea of how to manage it.”

 

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