Sheets Had Worst Elbow Doctor Had Ever Seen
Ben Sheets has made a successful return to the Major Leagues with the Braves this summer.
The right-hander, who hadn't pitched since 2010 when he signed with Atlanta, is 4-1 with a 1.41 ERA through five starts.
He had his elbow operated on in 2010.
"He had torn everything off," Dr. Keith Meister said. "It was basically skin holding his elbow together on either side. It's one of those things where you make an incision and you're looking inside the joint, and there's no muscle, there's no ligament and there is no tendon."
Sheets threw privately as he prepared for his comeback.