Disabled List Data

Links to Google Docs that contain the DL information collected from mlb.com’s transaction data:
2010 DL Information
2011 DL Information
2012 DL Information
2013 DL Information
2014 DL Information
2015 DL Information
2016 DL Information

Pro Sports Transactions that has a nice, searchable baseball transaction database which includes injury data.

Players that have had Tommy John Surgery - List is as complete as we can tell. (thanks to Jon Roegele for doing most of the leg work on the list).
If any information is incorrect or missing from the list, let us know in the comments below.

Visual of Graph of TJS over the years

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  3. I came up with a bunch for the White Sox through newspaper archives, most with specific dates, all with a year.

    Majors:
    Bill Simas (Dec. 22, 2000)
    Jason Bere (Sept. 13, 1996)

    Minors:
    John Snyder (July 24, 1996)
    Lorenzo Barcelo (Sept. 1998)
    Rocky Biddle (March 2, 1999)
    Kris Honel (2005, after the season)
    Mitch Wylie (1999)
    Jason Stumm (2000)

    You have Randy Williams’ surgery attributed to the White Sox, but he was in the Cubs organization at the time.

    Non-Sox I found while looking up White Sox:
    STL — Scott Radinsky (June 10, 2000)
    ATL — Mike Bielecki (Aug. 2, 1992)

  4. Nick Hagadone June 2008 Red Sox minor leaguer
    JM Gold 2000 Brewers minor leaguer
    Jeremy Bonderman April 2012 Tigers
    Mitch Conner June 2012 Brewers minor leaguer
    Mike Jones June 2007 Brewers minor leaguer
    Jose Valdivia 2010 Mariners minor leaguer
    Erik Cordier Dec 2006 Royals minor leaguer
    Erubiel Durazo July 2005 A’s DH-1B
    Casey Crosby Nov 2007 Tigers minor leaguer
    Hector Gomez June 2008 Rockies minor league SS
    Brad Hawpe Aug 2011 Padres OF-1B
    Tsuyoshi Wada May 2012 Orioles
    Jose Casilla July 2011 Giants minor leaguer
    Drew Naylor May 2011 Phillies minor leaguer
    Cam Bedrosian May 2011 Angels minor leaguer
    Cesar Carillo 5/15/07 Padres minor leaguer
    Eddie Bonine 2011 Phillies minor leaguer
    Jarrod Parker 10/28/09 Diamondbacks minor leaguer
    Eric Milton June 2007 Reds

    More than once:
    Victor Zambrano- also in 1996 Rays minor leaguer
    Darren Dreifort- also in 1995 Dodgers
    Steve Ontiveros- 7/20/89 Phillies and 6/13/96 A’s
    Xavier Nady- also in 2001 Padres minor league OF-1B
    Scott Mathieson- also May 2008 Phillies
    Jason Isringhausen- also 1997 Mets and 2008 Cardinals
    Doug Brocail- also Sept 2002 Tigers
    Al Reyes- also Aug 1995 Brewers
    Matt Beech- 9/11/98 and 9/21/99 Phillies
    Tim Spooneybarger- also Aug 2005 Marlins

  5. http://www.gohuskies.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/bishop_harrison00.html
    Played the 2006 season at Bellevue CC under coach Mark Yoshino … redshirted the 2005 season due to “Tommy John” surgery after having played at Edmonds CC as freshman in 2004

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  7. Thanks for all of the new updates, especially mls for that extensive list. All above this point in the comments have been added to the confirmed list.

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  9. Erick Threets (row 173 on the TJ list, not 172) has to be incorrect. On 8/28/2012 He he was assigned to the Dodgers’ AAA affiliate Albuquerque, not SF. Not only is he currently pitching in the DWL for Estrellas de Oriente, but he also pitched for Albuquerque on 8/27, 8/31, 9/2, 9/5, 9/7 and 9/9 of 2012 which conflicts with the date of the TJ surgery you have listed.
    http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=t342&t=p_pbp&pid=408069

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  11. First and foremost, this list is amazing. Thanks for all the hard work.

    I noticed that you have Carlos Almanzar listed as having TJS in September 2011 with the Rangers, but everywhere else seems to indicate he had the procedure back in 2005 when he was still with the Reds.

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  14. Tiny correction: Juan Pena made two spectacular starts with the Red Sox in 1999, then went on the DL with an elbow injury. He tried rehabbing, was shut down, and had TJ in the offseason. So the “Major League” column should actually be Y. If someone were looking for the shortest MLB career ended by an injury requiring TJ, he’s certainly a contender.

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  20. Paul Molitor was the first position player to have TJ surgery, in May 1984; he’s not listed but should be. http://www.twincities.com/twins/ci_25256030/twinsights-paul-molitor-can-relate-miguel-sanos-tommy

    He’s also the only player in the Hall of Fame who had it. John Smoltz will likely be the 1st TJ pitcher in HOF

  21. Also, Luis Gonzalez had TJ on 8/2/2004 http://arizona.diamondbacks.mlb.com/ari/news/ari_press_release.jsp?ymd=20040802&content_id=817693&vkey=pr_ari&fext=.jsp

  22. Thanks for the notes on Paul Molitor and Luis Gonzalez. I’d added Molitor a few weeks back, but have now added Gonzalez as well.

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  24. Dear Sir,
    Tom Candiotti, then minor leaguer form Milwaukee Brewers, had Tommy John surgery in 1981. He went on to pitch for Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Dodgers. Dr. Frank Jobe did his surgery. He is not on your list. Reference-article on Tommy John surgery in Chicago Tribune February 24, 2000.

  25. Tampa Bay Rays prospect Grayson Garvin should also be on the Tommy John list. He underwent surgery in 2012 and there appears to be a multitude of places where it says that he did.

  26. Thanks for the tips on Candiotti and Garvin. I’ve long had Candiotti on my “Unconfirmed” tab as I hadn’t seen a date for his surgery. Thanks to both of you, I found a few others while confirming these two surgeries as well that I added to the list. Older surgeries and MiLB surgeries are of course the hardest to find/confirm.

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  31. Via Baseball Prospectus’ player card, catcher Taylor Teagarden had TJ 11/29/2005

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  33. Fantastic list above:

    Players that have had Tommy John Surgery - List is as complete as we can tell.
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ApDc5PGsBzgVdFpGbk84WnhNZlZ4VlFEY3pDVkFzNnc

    Too bad there isn’t leftie vs rightie info. Would be great to get that info. Any idea how that could be sourced?

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  35. This is a really interesting list. From an analytic standpoint, it would be interesting to know the age they had their surgery, where they grew up, and if they played any other sports.

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  37. A couple notes:

    • As best I can tell, Ben Davis underwent surgery on 6/28/2005 (listed as 1/1/2005) http://tinyurl.com/qgrptsr

    • J.R. House’s surgery couldn’t have been on 9/1/2003, as he made his MLB debut later that month. Research via Baseball America shows that it happened sometime in September 2002 http://tinyurl.com/oojb8m6

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  39. I can offer a bunch of additions from the murky pre-1995 era:

    - David Palmer (November 23, 1980): http://tinyurl.com/ktn29jc http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=27156

    - Joe Sambito (July 7, 1982): http://www.astrosdaily.com/players/interviews/Sambito_Joe.html http://tinyurl.com/kj5qzj7

    - Don Aase (October 18, 1982): http://tinyurl.com/le28ybp

    - Chuck Porter (August 3, 1984): http://tinyurl.com/lyjljs5 http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=27569

    - Tom Filer? (April 15, 1986): see comment purporting to be from his brother at http://seamheads.com/2008/06/28/how-i-got-to-know-tom-filer/ …Baseball Prospectus lists 4/15/86 procedure as “probable” TJS: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=21862

    - Gary Lavelle (April 22, 1986): http://tinyurl.com/nqhkx4o

    - Brad Arnsberg (April 1988): http://tinyurl.com/nbpsdsz

    - John Tudor (October 27, 1988): http://www.nytimes.com/1988/10/29/sports/sports-people-surgery-for-tudor.html

    - Danny Cox (March 31, 1989): http://articles.latimes.com/1991-04-28/sports/sp-1384_1_padre-innings-phillies/2

    - Greg Mathews (May 12, 1989): http://tinyurl.com/k4ulosj

    - Todd Worrell (December 1, 1989): http://tinyurl.com/q2sno56

    - Brett Gideon (May 18, 1990): http://tinyurl.com/ovwhat3

    - John Dopson (August 27, 1990): http://www.bostonspastime.com/johndopson.html http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=17976

    - Brian Dubois (September 14, 1990): http://tinyurl.com/ntwbyzx

    - Joe Magrane (April 1, 1991): http://tinyurl.com/pbngvog

    - Scott Chiamparino (July 13, 1991): http://tinyurl.com/no77odg http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=20201

    - Scott Garrelts (July 18, 1991): http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/65834712/

    - Mike Witt (July 25, 1991): http://tinyurl.com/nguvzsx http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=31002

    - Clay Parker (June 26, 1992): http://tinyurl.com/pab6j56

    - Kevin Ritz (spring 1993): http://tinyurl.com/nc6kgmf

    - Norm Charlton (August 12, 1993): http://tinyurl.com/oxgcmgo

    - Paul Menhart, hadn’t made majors yet (December 1993): http://tinyurl.com/mehzegd

    - Scott Aldred (1993-’94 offseason): http://tinyurl.com/nj3vpcy http://tinyurl.com/nzfvpw2

    - Scott Eyre, hadn’t made majors yet (1994): http://tinyurl.com/nettjez

    - Frank Viola (May 17, 1994): http://tinyurl.com/4yre76j

    - outfielder Darryl Hamilton (June 1994): http://tinyurl.com/qgkbvkm

    - also Jimmy Key should be removed from the list, see bottom of http://tinyurl.com/lc6lc82

  40. A correction: David Palmer’s TJS was actually September 1982: http://tinyurl.com/pvkw38r He did have elbow surgery in November 1980 but Baseball Prospectus appears to be incorrect in listing that one as the TJS.

    Also Brent Strom’s surgery was in 1978, not ’77: http://tinyurl.com/lvannrb He says he had already been released by the Padres when he had it.

    We can also add minor leaguer Dwayne Henry in July 1982: http://tinyurl.com/mlhw8ew

  41. Last few entries, I promise!

    Japanese player Masaharu Mitsui in 1979: http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Masaharu_Mitsui

    Japanese player Choji Murata, August 1983: http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Choji_Murata

    Brian Holton as a minor leaguer, 1983: http://www.truebluela.com/2013/1/20/3546768/brian-holton-1988-dodgers

    Larry Christenson? Baseball Prospectus lists a 6/15/83 procedure as TJS but I did not find any contemporary accounts detailed enough to confirm that. http://tinyurl.com/npe3rz4

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  43. Wow Ceej, thanks for all of the research and sharing your findings with us. I have just finished going through and adding the players to the list. It’s great to fill in some of that murky pre-1995 period - thanks for your efforts!

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  46. Molitor had his surgery on May 21st 1984.

    Source: Tuesday, May 22, 1984
    Paper: Register Star (Rockford, IL)
    Page: 17

  47. Larry Christenson did have TJS in June 1983, although I’m having trouble finding the exact date. The procedure is described in detail in this source:

    Sunday, March 25, 1984
    Paper: Seattle Daily Times (Seattle, WA)
    Page: 42

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