Star Tribune reporter, LaVelle Neal, interviewed Dr. Jeff Dugas to get insight on the UCL repair with internal brace surgery he performed in October, 2019 on Minnesota Twins pitcher, Rich Hill.
Complicated elbow repair has Twins' Rich Hill back on the mound
He was back pitching nine months after elbow surgery.
By LaVelle E. Neal III Star Tribune SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 — 7:17AM
Rich Hill is trying different ways to make hitters uncomfortable while contributing to a team that has high expectations this season.
That part hasn’t been perfect, but the 40-year-old Twins lefthander is coming off an outing on Sunday against Detroit during which he held the Tigers to two runs over five innings and left the game leading 5-2 before the bullpen had a rare multiplayer meltdown.
The fact that the oldest pitcher is baseball is even able take the mound this season is an achievement. Faced with Tommy John elbow surgery last October that threatened to knock him out for all of 2020, Hill ended up being a candidate for different type of elbow surgery that...