Why Pitchers Should NOT Play Other Sports in the Offseason

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THE FIX EPISODE #19

Pitching motion expert Angel Borrelli and baseball coach / blogger Joe Janish talk about MLB pitching injuries, how they may have occurred, and how pitching injuries in general can be prevented. They briefly metnion Jonny Venters‘ third UCL tear, and why it may have happened. They also discuss Homer Bailey‘s torn flexor tendon, going in-depth to describe the flexor and its role in the pitching motion, and Bailey’s risk of suffering another arm injury in the future. Angel and Joe also go over Danny Duffy‘s recent shoulder inflammation and how it may be related to his previous UCL tear and Tommy John surgery. Finally, Angel and Joe take on the theory that baseball pitchers should be playing other sports during the offseason, suggesting that Dr. James Andrews’ recommendation may have been misinterpreted.

Joe Janish has been coaching baseball for 20+ years, and playing for 30+. He was a D-1 ABCA All-American catcher in 1992, when he finished in the top 15 in the nation in hitting. He also coached at the D-1 level, and currently provides private instruction to serious baseball players in the NY/NJ/PA area.
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