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Friday, July 22, 2016

Kansas City Royals add ultrasound system MuscleSound

Looking for an edge.

Kenney says the players remain divided on the new technology, with some fearing that any information—the technology does read the quality of a muscle—will get used against them in future contract talks, but others stay “very, very interested to see where their body is taking them.”

“We are trying to get guys to optimal levels and increase performance levels,” Kenney says. “That is our intended use.”

Jim Furtado Posted: July 22, 2016 at 10:22 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: royals, science

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Science news: Throwing fastballs may be linked to Tommy John surgery in MLB pitchers

Contrary to conventional wisdom, Major League Baseball pitchers who throw a high percentage of fastballs may be at increased risk for Tommy John surgery, according to research at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

Researchers suggest that throwing fastballs nearly half of the time puts pitchers at risk of injury to their elbow. MLB pitchers who have undergone Tommy John surgery threw on average 7 percent more fastballs than pitchers who had no surgery.

Researchers found no statistical differences in other pitch types like curveballs, sliders and change-ups. They also found no correlation between pitch velocity and risk of injury.

The findings are published in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.

“Our findings suggest that throwing a high percentage of fastballs rather than off-speed pitches puts more stress on the elbow,” says Robert Keller, M.D., chief resident in Henry Ford’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery and the study’s lead author. “This leads to elbow fatigue, overuse and, subsequently, injury.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 24, 2016 at 11:36 PM | 22 comment(s)
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