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Marlins reliever Jose Ceda to undergo Tommy John surgery

Mar 29, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

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UPDATE: It’s official now. He’ll go under the knife on April 3.

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Instead of securing a spot in the Marlins’ bullpen right-hander Jose Ceda is expected to undergo season-ending Tommy John elbow surgery.

Ceda, who made headlines last season for being locked in the bullpen bathroom by Marlins teammates, pitched well for 7.1 innings this spring before being shut down on March 22. He hasn’t pitched since, was diagnosed with a sprained elbow, and now according to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com “he appears likely to have Tommy John surgery.”

Ceda threw 20 innings with a 4.43 ERA and 21 strikeouts for the Marlins last season after the 25-year-old reliever dominated at Triple-A, throwing 40 innings with a 1.36 ERA and 53/13 K/BB ratio. Surgery would cause him to miss all of this season and perhaps a chunk of next season as well.

  1. Old Gator - Mar 29, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    I’ve gotten too old to bend spoons with a glance anymore – that used to cause all sorts of hilarity down at our local cafe Cubano – but my extrasensory powers still flicker to life once in a while, as they just did this morning. Having concluded posting on the directly prior thread about how the Feesh and Bravos had about an even allocation of medical disasters waiting to happen, I click on the leftwards arrow on the crawler and this brand-new post of Aaron’s shows up.

    Chances are, if I had dusted off my Ouija Scrabble™ board last night one of my departed relatives, most of whom were Borg fans, would have let me know, gleefully, what had happened to Ceda anyway – even if they couldn’t come up with enough tiles to spell “ulnar collateral ligament,” and I only had one departed cousin who was sports-literate enough to know what one was in the first place. And he was a Mutts fan, so his repartee would have been even more grating. Of course, I also could have slashed my way through the usual forest of popups on the Macondo Herald web site to see firsthand what doom and gloom Frisaro was bringing us from the Feesh’s medical mavens – but I weary of chasing obnoxious ads across the screen in hopes of being able to click on the oblivion tab in their upper right hand corners while they’re still in motion. They might as well be the planchette on my Ouija Scrabble™ board for all that, except that they’d be telling me nothing useful.

    Jose Ceda, if he really does require TJS, would be a significant loss. The Feesh had high hopes for that kid and he has great stuff. So it goes.

    Ah well.

    • cur68 - Mar 29, 2012 at 11:21 AM

      Hey, bring that scrabble board with you next month. I’m dying to ask Satchel Paige a few questions (like did he ever get that coon-skin cap off of Leo Cloutier).

      • stlouis1baseball - Mar 29, 2012 at 5:12 PM

        Thanks for the tip(s) with solving my “dashboard” issue. I hear what you are saying but I don’t have my passwords saved and I set it up so that I have to log on to any password that is required (for security purposes at work). Strange thing is…it just started within the last Month and seems to be getting progressively worse. I do sincerely thank you though for your efforst in helping. On a separate note: You and Gator getting together?

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