TJ Surgery: AllTime MLB List

TJ Surgery: AllTime MLB List

For all the talk of baseball players (pitchers mostly) that will be undergoing Tommy John Surgery, we will be keeping a running list!  E-mail us at if you have any names to add to our totals.

How many players are having or had TJ in history? You are about to find out:  While our list is good, we only chart MLB’ers/  . 

Jon Roegele has an entire spreadsheet for anyone from every level that has ever gone under the knife no matter what level they are at here


Shelby Miller, ARI (TJ Watch List, although he may try to rehab)

Will Smith, SF (March)

Bo Schultz, TOR (March)

Trevor May, MIN (March)

Cody Anderson, CLE (March)

Alex Reyes, STL (Feb)


Colin Rea, SD (Nov)

J.B. Wendelken, SEA (Nov)

Zach Duke, STL, (Oct)

Nathan Eovaldi, NYY, (Aug)

Nick Tropeano. LAA (Aug)

Sean Nolin, OAK (Aug)

Andrew Heaney, LAA (July)

Daniel Webb, CWS (June)

Carson Smith, BOS (May)

Garrett Richards, LAA (May)

Andrew Heaney, LAA (May TJ Watch List)

Chris Bassitt, OAK (May)

Branden Pinder,  NYY (April)

Marco Gonzales, STL

Tim Collins, KC

Felix Doubront, OAK – Apr  12

Jairo Diaz, COL – Mar.18

Jarrod Parker, OAK – Mar.17

Andrew McKirahan, ATL – Mar.10

Carter Capps, MIA – Mar.8

2015 Surgeries (30)

Lance Lynn, Cards, Nov.10

Greg Holland, Royals, Oct.2

Aaron Barrett, Nationals, Sept.3

Nathan Adcock, Reds

Jason Vargas, Royals, Aug.1

Jack Leathersich, Mets, July.30

Don Kelly, Marlins, July.1: OF

Sergio Santos, Blue Jays, July.1

Brandon Workman, Red Sox, June.15


Chase Whitley, Yankees, TJ Surgery expected, May.18

Matt Magill, Reds

Adam Ottavino, Rockies,  TJ Surgery,  May 7th

Donald Lutz, Reds: OF

Alex Cobb,  Rays, TJ surgery,  May

Homer Bailey,  Reds, expected to have TJ Surgery May.

Brandon McCarthy, Dodgers: TJ April.30

Joe Nathan, Tigers – April

Lisalverto Bonilla, Rangers – April

Mario Hollands, Phillies – April

Aaron Crow, Royals – April

Christian Vazquez, Red Sox, – April (Position Player)

Zack Wheeler, Mets – March

Josh Edgin, Mets – March

Brandon Cumpton. Pirates – March

Tim Collins, Royals – March

Yu Darvish , Rangers  – March

Joel Hanrahan, Tigers (2nd time) – March

Shae Simmons, Braves – Feb.20



Jeremy Hefner, NYM Aug 2014 (2nd TJ Surgery)

Tyler Skaggs, Angels, August

Nate Jones, White Sox, July.30

Tyler Chatwood, Rockies, July,19

Trevor Bell, Reds, July surgery

Bronson Arroyo, D’Backs July Surgery.

Matt Wieters, Orioles, June 17th

Sean Burnett, Angels, June 5th

Chris Withrow, Dodgers, June 3rd

Jose Cisnero, Astros, May 28th

Martin Perez, Rangers, May 19th.

Jose Fernandez, Marlins, May 16th

A.J. Griffin, Athletics, Apr.25th .

Pedro Figueroa, Rangers, Apr.30th

Ivan Nova, Yankees, – Apr.29th

Josh Johnson, Padres, – Apr.24

Matt Moore, Rays – Apr.24, 2014 –  Link: With Moore Out For TJ Surgery – The Rays Should Hold Onto Price Through 2015

Jameson Taillon – Pirates – April 9, 2014

Bobby Parnell – Mets – April 8th

Cory Gearrin – Braves – March

David Hernandez – D’Backs – Surgery April 2014.

Bruce Rondon – Tigers –  Mar.2014

Patrick Corbin – D’Backs –  Mar.2014.

Jarrod Parker – Athletics –  March 2014

Brandon Beachy Braves – “2nd TJ Surgery” Mar 2014

Kris Medlen Braves – Mar 2014

Luke HochevarRoyals – March.07, 2014.

Miguel Sano – Twins (Position Player) Mar, 2014.

Cory Luebke – Padres:   Luebke went under the knife for his 2nd TJ Surgery Feb 2014.



Matt Harvey – Mets (TJ Surgery Oct.23/2013)

Andrew Knapp, PHI: Oct.13/2013

Matt Reynolds, ARI OCT 2013

Jeremy Hefner, NYM Aug 2013

Rafael Betancourt – Rockies (Aug, 2013)

Jason Marquis – Padres Aug, 2013

Dylan Bundy – Orioles:  June, 2013

Daniel Hudson – Dbacks (2nd Time): June.18/2013

Shane Loux – Giants – June .12, 2013

Scott Elbert – Dodgers:  June.8th, 2013

Ramon Ortiz – Blue Jays (2nd Time) – June.3/2013

Eric O’Flaherty – Braves – May.21/2013

Joel Hanrahan – Red Sox: May 17, 2013

Jonny Venters – (2nd Time) Braves: May.16, 2013

Gavin Floyd – White Sox: May 7th, 2013

Jason Motte – Cardinals: May 7th, 2013

Chad Billingsley – Dodgers:  April 24th, 2013

John Ely – Astros: April 24th, 2013:

Alex White – Astros:  April 11th, 2013

Casey Kelley – Padres – April 1st, 2013:

Rafael Furcal – Cardinals:  SS:  Mar.15th, 2013 (positional player) (signed by the Marlins for 2014) He made it into Spring Training for 18 AB, but now has an injured hamstring.

Frank Herrmann – Indians:  Mar.1 3th. 2013:


Randy Wolf – Orioles:  October. 26, 2012

Manny Banuelos – Yankees:  October 3, 2012

Chad Billingsley – Dodgers:  TJ Watch (September 8, 2012 – and elected for TJ Surgery in 2013).

Juan Carlos Oviedo (AKA Leo Nunez) – Marlins:  September 6, 2012

Lucas Giolito – Nationals:  August 31st, 2012 (Returned to the Nats farm system in late 2013)

Josh Tomlin – Indians:  August 22nd, 2012 (Returned to the Indians in late 2013).

Carl Crawford – Red Sox:  August 23rd, 2012 (Returned to action in 2013 for the LA Dodgers).

MLB Tommy John Surgery Updates:  Feature Article by Bernie Olshansky (August 16, 2012).

Drew Hutchison – Blue Jays:  August 7, 2012

Neftali Feliz – Rangers:  August 1, 2012 (returned to the MLB in Sept of 2013 for the Rangers).  Feliz was relegated to the minors to begin the year in 2014

Eric Surkamp – Giants:  July 25, 2012

Colby Lewis – Rangers:  July 23, 2012

Joe Wieland – Padres:  July 17, 2012

Luis Perez – Blue Jays:  July 17, 2012

Todd Coffey – July 4, 2012 (2nd TJ surgery)

Daniel Hudson – Diamondbacks: July 1, 2012 (Went for TJ Surgery again in 2013, 2nd time)

Felipe Paulino – Royals:  June 22, 2012 (Missed all of 2013, but signed a 1 Year Deal with the Chicago White Sox for 2014,)

Brandon Beachy – Braves:  June 21, 2012 (returned midway through 2013 for ATL)

Kyle Drabek – Blue Jays:  June 19, 2012 (2nd- 2007).  He returned to Baseball in 2013 for the AAA Buffalo Affiliate.)

David Herndon – Phillies:  June 19, 2012 :

Charlie Morton – Pirates:  June 14, 2012 (returned to the Majors midway through 2013 for Pit).

Ryan Beckman – Pirates:  June 12, 2002:

Andrew Carignan – Athletics:  June 7, 2012:

Juan Oramas – Padres:  June 3, 2012:

Jose Contreras – Phillies:  June 3, 2012 (announced retirement in April of 2014).

Cory Luebke – Padres:  May 21, 2012 (Luebke has gone back under the knife in March of 2014).

Blake Wood – Royals:  May 19, 2012:  He returned to action late in the 2013 year with the Indians, and also made it to the Indians Bullpen again for 2014.

A.J. Jimenez – Jays:  May 19, 2012:

Danny Duffy – Royals:  May 14, 2012 (Duffy came back to baseball in 2013, and made a few starts for the Royals.)

Tsuyoshi Wada– Orioles:  May 2, 2012:  (Returned in 2013 for the Orioles farm team, he was then release.)

Mike Pelfrey– Mets: May 1, 2012:  Pelfrey came back with the Twins in 2013, appeared in 29 Games, and is back for another year with the Twins in 2014.

Joe Beimel-Free Agent:  May 2012:

George Sherrill – Mariners:  April 29, 2012:  Was with KC system in 2013, but was released after a 6.21 ERA in 2013 for Omaha.  S

Michael Pineda– Yankees: April 26, 2012 (honorable mention: torn labrum, arthroscopic surgery)

Jeremy Bonderman– FA:  April 24, 2012 – returned to the MLB with the Mariners in 2013, was released and temporarily made came back with the Tigers again before being released – and has since retired.

Brian Wilson– Giants:  April 20, 2012 (2nd surgery- 1st in 2003) Returned in August of 2013 with the Dodgers.  He signed a 2 year deal with the Dodgers in the off season.

Danny Herrera– Mets:  April 19, 2012:  He came back in 2013 with the Mets Minor League System, but was released after a bad start down there.  He is currently a Free Agent

Scott Baker– Twins:  April 17, 2012:

Michael Kohn– Angels Apr.14, 2012:  (Kohn appeared in 63 games for the Angels in 2013:)

Joey Devine– Athletics: April 11, 2012 (2nd surgery- 1st April 21, 2009):  He was released after the year by Oakland and has not retuned to baseball.

Ryan Madson– Reds:  April 11, 2012 (Target Dates with the Angels in 2013 – Never Made it and is a  FA)

Joakim Soria– Royals: April 2012 (2nd surgery)

Jose Ceda– Marlins: April 3, 2012:

Sergio Escalona– Astros:  March 24, 2012:

Arodys Vizcaino– Braves: March 2012 (Returned in 2013 for the Braves).

Joel Zumaya– Twins: March 2012 (2nd surgery):  He officially retired from baseball in 2014.  He never pitched after TJ surgery.



John Lackey– Red Sox:  November 1, 2011 – Returned in 2013 and Won the World Series.

Kyle Gibson– Twins:  September 7, 2011 – Returned in 2013 for the Twins organization in the minors

Carlos Carrasco– Indians: September 6, 2011

Juan Gutierrez– Royals:  September 2011

Zack Cozart (SS)- Reds:  August 12, 2011

Brad Hawpe (1B/OF)- Rangers:  August 5, 2011 – Returned to the Majors with the LA Angels in 2013.

Rubby De La Rosa– Dodgers:  August 2011 – Returned

David Aardsma– Yankees:  July 22, 2011 – Was in Spring Training with the Yankees before being DFA’s.  Spent 2013 witht he NYM

Brett Anderson– A’s:   July 14, 2011,

Johnny Anderson- Jays:  July 12, 2011 (2nd surgery- 1st in 2010)

Jose Casilla– Giants:  July 2011

Carlos Monasterios– Dodgers:  July 2011

Joba Chamberlain– Yankees:  June 10, 2011

Rich Hill– Red Sox:  June 9, 2011

Daisuke Matsuzaka– Red Sox:  June 2, 2011

Mason Tobin– Rangers:  June 1, 2011 (2nd surgery- 1st 2010)

John Lamb– Royals:  June 2011

Drew Naylor– Phillies:  June 2011

Jorge De La Rosa– Rockies:  May 25, 2011

Cam Bedrosian– Angels:  May 2011

Jenrry Mejia– Mets:  May 2011

Stephen Marek– Jays:  May 2011

Boof Bonser– Giants:  April 2011

Matt Gorgen– Diamondbacks:  March 2011

Adam Wainwright– Cardinals:  February 28, 2011

Alan Farina, TOR: July.15

Carlos Monasterios: July.15

Brett Anderson, OAK: July.14

Adam Wainwright, STL: Feb.28

Boof Bonser, OAK:


Jamie Moyer– Phillies:  December 1, 2010

Stephen Strasburg– Nationals: September 2010

John Baker – Marlins:  September 2010

Hector Ambriz– Indians:  September 30, 2010

Manny Corpas– Rockies:  September 7, 2010

Erick Threets– A’s:  September 2010

Michael Ynoa – A’s:  August 24, 2010

Kris Medlen– Braves:  August 18, 2010

Ben Sheets– A’s:  August 9, 2010

Kyle Blanks– Padres:  July 28, 2010

Donald Veal – Pirates:  May 2010


Jose Arredondo – Angels:  December 11, 2009

Jordan Zimmermann– Nationals: August 2009

Edinson Volquez– Reds: 2009

Jason Isringhausen– Rays:  June 16, 2009 (3rd TJ Surgery)

Bill Bray – Reds:  April 2009

Dallas Trahern – Marlins:  2009

Erik Bedard – Mariners:  2009 (2nd TJ Surgery)

Andrew Sisco – Athletics:  2009


Jaime Garcia– Cardinals:  September 8, 2008

Tim Hudson– Braves:  August 8, 2008

Jake Westbrook – Indians:  June 7, 2008

Mark Prior– Cubs:  2008

Billy Wagner:  2008

Shaun Marcum – Blue Jays:  2008

Jason Isringhausen – Cardinals: 2008 (2nd TJ Surgery)

Chris Capuano:  Brewers: 2008 and (Dbacks: May 17, 2002)- 2 surgeries


Josh Johnson– Marlins: 2007

Ambiorix Burgos – Mets:  August 28, 2007

Matt Bush– Padres:  August 26, 2007

Andrew Brackman – Yankees:  August 2007

Chris Carpenter– Cardinals:  July 24, 2007

Brad Lincoln:  April 2007

B.J. Ryan – Blue Jays:  2007 (2nd surgery)


Francisco Liriano– Twins:  November 2006

Kelly Johnson – Braves:  June 1, 2006

Bryan Morris, LAD: Sept.28

Brandon Backe, HOU: Sept.07

Carlos Martinez, MIA: Mar.01

Bartolome Fortunato, NYM: May.18

Brian Anderson, KC

Aldaberto Flores, MIA,

Al Reyes, STL (2nd time)

Christian Garcia, NYY: (2nd Time)


Cesar Izturis, LAD: Sept.16

Brian Anderson, KC: July.21

Mike Lincoln, STL: July.13

Anthony Varvaro, SEA: June.27

Bobby Korecky, TOR: June.05

Grant Balfour– Twins:  May 13, 2005

Carlos Almanzar, TEX: May.11

Andrew Bailey, OAK: May.05

Joe Mays – Twins:  2005

Eric Gagne– Dodgers:  2005 (2nd surgery- 1st in 1997)

Octavio Dotel:  2005

Anthony Vavaro:  2005

Chris Saenz, MIL:


Roy Olmedo, CIN: Nov.9

Scott Williamson, BOS: Oct.30 (2nd TJ Surgery)

Jason Grimsley. BAL: Oct.13

Sean Burnett, PIT: Sept.22

Shawn Hill, MTL: Sept.08

Rafael Soriano, SEA: August.17

Jim Hoey, BAL: July.20

Mike Lincoln, STL: July.13

Shaun Komine, OAK: July.01

Nick Adenhart, LAA: June.17

Dustin McGowan, TOR: May.14

Fernando Rodney, DET: Apr.29

Jorge DePaula, NYY: Apr.22

Phil Dumatrait, CIN: Apr.01

Pedro Beato, BAL: Apr.01

Brian Duensing, BOS: Mar.31

Cory Sullivan, COL: Mar.15

Chris Spurling, DET: Mar.04

Zack Braddock, MIL:

Tim Wood, MIA:

Preston Larrison, DET:

Michael Megrew, LAD:

Mark Rodrigues, CLE:

Kevin Ohme, STL:

Joe Torres, LAA:

Jeff Manship, MIN:

Billy Simon, BOS

Arismendy Castillo, LAD

Angel Garcia, MIN

Brandon Gomez, SD

Brett Gray, CIN

Dustin Molleken, PIT:

Dustin Nippert, ARI:


Zack Segovia, PHI: Oct.10

Billy Traber, CLE: Sept.21

Tim Spooneybarger, TB: Sept.09

Runelvys Hernandez, KC: Sept.05

Brian Tallet, CLE: August.26

C.J. Wilson, TEX: August.11

Ryan Dempster, CIN: August.03

Mark Wohlers, CIN: August.01

Rick Ankiel, STL: July.16

Paul Byrd, ATL: July.01

Seth McClung, TB: June.26

Scott Strickland, MTL: June.17

Anthony Pluta, TEX: June.6

Brian Moehler, HOU: May.29

Ricky Bones, MIA: May.01

Matt Wise, LAA: Mar.25

Manny Delcarmen, BOS:

Luke Hagerty, CHC:

Mike Stodolka, KC:

Scott Lewis, CLE:

Scott Feldman, TEX:

Shawn Kelly, SEA:

Tom Sheam, HOU:

Brian Wilson, SF:

Armando Galarraga, MTL:

Ben Kozlowski, TEX

Ben Diggins, MIL:

Anibal Sanchez, BOS:

Andy Ashby, LAD


Ryan Tatusko, MTL,

Bob Wickman, CLE: Dec.09

Erik Bedard, BAL: Sept.10

Doug Brocail, DET: Sept.01 (2nd TJ Surgery)

John Axford, SEA: Dec.01

Jesse Foppert, SF: Sept.16

J.R. House, PIT: Sept.01

Benito Baez, MIA: August.23

Jon Lieber, CHC: August.08

Steve Chiasson, CHC

Jeff Zimmerman, TEX: July.30

Danny Patterson, DET: June.28

Brian Tollberg, SD: June.25

Tyler Yates, NYM: June.19

Matt Thornton, SEA: June.10

Jason Christiansen, SF: May.30

Jay Bulger, ARI: May.28

Chris Capuano, ARI: May.17

John Franco, NYM: May.15

A.J. Burnett– Marlins:  April 29, 2003

Pete Harnisch, CIN: Apr.21

Derek Thompson, CLE: Mar.05

Jack Taschner, SF: Feb.28

Will Ohman, CHC: Jan.16

Hong-Chih Kuo, LAD: (2nd TJ Surgery)

Jayson Durocher, MIL:

Francisco Rosario, TOR:

Joakim Soria, LAD:

Kevin Jarvis, SD:

Phil Norton, CHC:

Ryan Vogelsong, PIT:

Jesus Delgado, BOS:

Jeff Bajenaru, CHW:

Jason Grilli, MIA:

Cha Seung Baek, SEA:

Mike Steele. DET:

Bob Cramer, TB:

Dave Eiland, TB: (2nd TJ Surgery)

Brandon Claussen, NYY


Sean Henn, NYY

Chris Narveson, STL: Oct.05

Bobby Bradley, PHI: Oct.01

Lance Painter, TOR: Oct.01

Adam Eaton, SD: August.21

Pet Hentgen, BAL: August.09

Kevin Walker, SD: August.01

Kris Benson, PIT: May.22

Doug Brocail, DET: Apr.27

Darren Dreifort, LAD: (2nd TJ Surgery)

Dave Eiland, TB:

Garrett Stephenson, STL:

Gerik Baxter, SD:

Jason Frasor, TOR: (2nd TJ Surgery)

Jose Capellan, ATL:

Luke Scott, CLE:

Matt Mantei, ARI:

Matt Holliday, COL:

Nate Bland. LAD: (2nd TJ Surgery)

Chance Caple, STL:

Sean Henn, NYY:

Scott Downs, MTL:

Rod Beck, BOS:

Chin-Hui Tsao, COL:

Steve Green, LAD:

Xavier Nady, SD


Bill Simas, CHW: Dec.22

Kyle Snyder, KC: Sept.07

Scott Erickson, BAL: August.08

Scott Radinsky, STL: June.10

John Patterson, ARI: May.01

Michael Tejera, MIA: April.01

Randy Williams, CHC: Mar.15

Scott Williamson, CIN:

Sterling Hitchcock, SD:

Rocky Coppinger, MIL:

Ryan Shealy, COL:

Odalis Perez, ATL:

Orber Moreno, KC:

Lance Carter, KC: (2nd TJ Surgery)

Matt Riley, BAL:

John Smoltz, ATL:

Juan Pena, BOS:

Ken Cloude, SEA:

Joe Roa, SF:

Jae Seo, NYM:

Andrew Brown, ATL

Danny Kolb, TEX

David Cortes, ATL:

Hong Chih-Kuo, LAD:


Geremi Gonzalez, Cubs

Tom Gordon – Royals

Todd Coffey – Reds:

Hipolito Pichardo, Royals

Seth Greisinger – Tigers:

Rocky Biddle – Rockies:

Paul Wilson – Mets:

Mitch Wylie – White Sox:

Nate Bland – Dodgers:

Matt Morris – Cardinals

Matt Beech – Phillies: Sept.21/1999 (2nd TJ Surgery)

Kerry Lightenberg – Braves:

Jimmy Journell – Cardinals:

Joe Nelson – Diamondbacks – August 1999

Kerry Wood – Cubs:  March 1999

Brian Falkenborg – Orioles: Jan 1999


Billy Brewer, Phillies

Chad Fox – Cubs: July 1999 (2nd TJ Surgery)

Jason Isringhausen – Mets 1998

Cory Lidle – Diamondbacks: Jan 1998

Damian Moss – Braves: Jan 1998

Nate Robertson – Tigers

Jason Frasor – Blue Jays: 1998

Lorenzo Barcelo – White Sox: Sept 1998

Matt Beech – Phillies: Sept 1998


Steve Sparks, Brewers

Todd Hundley, Mets: Catcher

Rheal Cormier – Expos

Eric Gagne – Dodgers,

Colby Lewis – Rangers

Britt Reames– Cardinals

Billy Koch – Blue Jays

Cal Eldred – Cardinals (2nd Time)

Winston Abreu: 1997


Bill Pulsipher, Mets

Victor Zambrano – Rays:

Steve Sparks – Brewers:

Paul Wagner – Pirates:

Pedro Borbon – Braves: Aug 1996

John Snyder – White Sox: July.24 1996

Steve Ontiveros – Athletics: June.13 1996

Chad Fox – Cubs: 1996

Jason Bere – White Sox: Sept 1996

Dewon Brazelton – Rays: 1996

Lance Carter – Royals:


Rene Arocha, Cards

Jose Rijo, Reds

Butch Henry, Expos

Cal Eldred, Cards

Steve Karsay, A’s

Bryan Harvey, Marlins

Darren Dreifort – Dodgers:  1995

Jay Payton, Mets: OF


Anthony Young, Cubs

Darryl Hamilton. Brewers: Outfielder

Frank Viola, Red Sox

Tim Worrell, Padres

Ken Patterson, Angels

Armando Reynoso, Rockies

Scott Eyre, White Sox

Scott Schoeneweis: Angels

Huck Flener, Blue Jays


Paul Menhart,  Blue Jays

Greg Colbrunn, Expos: Infielder (2nd TJ)

Norm Charlton – Mariners: Aug, 1993

Jose Canseco – Rangers:  July 9, 1993

Kevin Ritz, Tigers

Julio Valera, Angels

Scott Aldred, Expos


Bob Wells, Phillies

Mike Greenwell, Red Sox: OF

Clay Parker, Mariners

Dave Leiper, Padres

Mike Bielecki – Braves: August 2, 1992


Stan Spencer, Expos

Mike Witt, Yankees

Scott Garrelts, Giants

Scott Chiamparino, Rangers

Darren Oliver, Rangers

Joe Magrane, Cards

Dion James, Indians: Outfielder

Greg Colbrunn, Expos: Infielder

John Farrell – Cleveland  


Brian Dubois, Tigers

John Dopson, Red Sox

Brett Gideon, Expos

Rey Sanchez, Rangers: Infielder

Mike Fyhrie, Royals


Todd Worrell, Cards

Jose Mesa, Orioles

Greg Mathews, Cards

Jose Cecena, Rangers

Danny Cox, Cardinals

Steve Ontiveros  – Phillies: 


John Tudor, Dodgers

Matt Young, Dodgers

Eric Bell, Orioles

Brad Arnsberg, Yankees

Bryan Hickerson, Giants

Jimmy Key – Blue Jays:

Matt Young – Padres:


Kenny Rogers, Rangers


Ken Dayley, Cardinals

Gary Lavelle, Blue Jays

Tom Filer, Blue Jays

Steve Christmas – Cubs

Jim Morris – Brewers


David Wells – Jays

Article Link – Tommy John Surgery Thursdays: David “Boomer” Wells

Kevin Towers, Padres

Jamie Nelson, Brewers: Catcher


Chuck Porter, Brewers

Paul Molitor, Brewers:  Infielder


Larry Christenson, Phillies


Dwayne Henry, Rangers

Joe Sambito, Astros

Don Aase, Angels

David Palmer,Expos


Joe Hesketh, Expos

Tom Candiotti, Brewers


Brent Strom – Padres

Article Link – Tommy John Surgery Thursdays: Player Profile – Brent Strom: 2nd Guy To Have TJ Surgery


John D’Aquisto – Giants


Tommy John– Dodgers:  September 25, 1974 (Dr. Frank Jobe performed first operation)



  1. Kerry Wood? Mark Prior? Jason Bay?

  2. Joe - BravesRed

    Kelly Johnson had it also.

  3. Alfredo Villasmil Franceschi

    Johnny Paredes. who played for the Montreal Expos had a Tommy John surgery in 1989 and Héctor Rondon 2010

  4. Your list is incomplete…I had surgery by Dr. Frank Jobe in 1975 right after Tommy John my ulna collateral ligament was detached from my elbow(ulna) they just used my same ligament to instead of taking one from my leg.

    • Thanks for submitting this to the list. Had no idea. I was not even born back then. Anyways, in our post we say if you see someone who should be on the list and is not, let us know. We would like to interview you John. Send us a reply to if interested.

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