Pitcher Joba Chamberlain, seen here as #62 of the New York Yankees, is a newly acquired Detroit Tiger who had Tommy John surgery in 2011. (Credit: Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Study: MLB Pitchers Don’t Regain Performance Level After Tommy John Surgery

Researchers who analyzed stats for 168 MLB pitchers before and after getting Tommy John surgery found drops in three major pitching categories.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/12/2014

Rafael Betancourt #63 of the Colorado Rockies pitches in relief as the Rockies defeated the New York Mets 8-4 in the first game of a double header at Coors Field on April 16, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. All uniformed team members are wearing jersey number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Leach’s Lists: Top 4 Detroit Tigers Closer Targets

The Tigers are going to need to find an established closer for this season if they want to win the World Series.

97.1 The Ticket–07/04/2013

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 5: Starting pitcher Doug Fister #58 of the Detroit Tigers dives to try and grab a ground ball hit by Jim Thome #25 (not shown) during the fourth inning of the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on September 5, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Pitchers Won’t Use Protective Caps This Season

In the wake of the life-threatening skull fracture suffered by Brandon McCarthy last season, MLB has been working to develop and test protective headgear for pitchers.

97.1 The Ticket–03/29/2013

DETROIT, MI - MAY 04: Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers throws a first inning pitch while playing the New York Yankees at Comerica Park on May 4, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 4-0. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Inconsistent Pitching Leads To Knapp’s Firing

“Just get the job done” was Jim Leyland’s pre-game message — and maybe the postgame message as well.

97.1 The Ticket–07/04/2011

Baseball Tryouts For Feature Film

Calling all amateur baseball players between the ages of 11 and 13. A posting on the Michigan Youth Baseball Forum says the feature film “Home run Showdown” is casting real-life, really good, young baseball players […]