An astounding 31 major league pitchers underwent Tommy John surgery in 2012. The repetitive demands of pitching and the nature of the motion itself -- particularly the acceleration phase -- are the primary culprits.
I thought this team had a little magic left. But under the bright lights of the Metrodome, the White Sox were transparent, just ghosts in cleats. If anyone believes in them outside of their clubhouse, they're kidding themselves.