When starting pitcher Patrick Corbin left his last start on March 15th my heart sank. What should have been his final tune-up start before leaving for Australia to become the Diamondbacks Opening Day starter was instead his final start for the 2014 season.

After getting a second opinion, it was decided that Corbin would require ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction surgery. This is commonly known as Tommy John surgery after Dr. Frank Jobe performed this surgery on pitcher Tommy John.

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