Just as things were looking up for the Bucs, comes the bad news for Brad Lincoln. Dejan Kovacevic reports:
Brad Lincoln, the Pirates' first-round draft pick last summer, yesterday had reconstructive surgery to repair ligament damage in his right elbow -- commonly described as Tommy John surgery -- and will be unable to take the mound for 10-12 months. The surgery was performed by the noted orthopedist, Dr. James Andrews, in Birmingham, Ala.Sounds awful familiar. Flashback to Wilbur's comment on draft day (6/6/06), four minutes after the draft started:
Dr. Andrews can't wait. WTM | 06.06.06 - 1:04 pm
I wonder if Creech is on Dr. Andrews' Christmas card list. Anyway, best of luck to Young Brad and his healing arm.