#Hot Corner

Nationals Didn't Consult Strasburg's Surgeon

One of the arguments we've seen in support of shutting down Stephen Strasburg goes like this: "The Nationals wouldn't have done it without consulting Dr. Lewis Yocum. He performed the Tommy John Surgery, and he knows more about this stuff than you do!"

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Just one problem with that rationale:

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"I wasn’t asked," Dr. Lewis Yocum told the Los Angeles Times.

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Yocum said he had not talked with Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo since last year and had not talked with Strasburg since spring training.

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(source)

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