Head team physician for the New York Yankees Christopher Ahmad, MD, performed elbow surgery on Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner.
Neal ElAttrache, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, performed arthroscopic knee surgery on Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin to repair a torn meniscus.
Dr. ElAttrache also performed elbow surgery on Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Todd Coffey to repair a partial tear in his ulnar collateral ligament.
Lee Kaplan, MD, medical director for the Miami Marlins, performed arthroscopic knee surgery on Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton.
Team physician for the Cincinnati Reds Timothy Kremchek, MD, performed surgery on Reds first baseman Joey Votto to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.
Thomas Noonan, MD, an orthopedic surgeon with Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Denver and medical director for the Colorado Rockies performed arthroscopic knee surgery on Rockies pitcher Juan Nicasio to remove chondral cartilage.
Team physician for the St. Louis Cardinals George Paletta, MD, performed shoulder surgery on Cardinals pitcher Kyle McClellan to repair a torn labrum.
Robert Watkins, MD, performed microdiscectomy on San Francisco Giants second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Dr. Watkins is the co-director of the Marina Spine Center in Marina del Rey, Calif.
Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic surgeon Lewis Yocum, MD, performed ulnar collateral ligament repair surgery on San Diego Padres pitcher Joe Wieland's right elbow.
Dr. Yocum also performed arthroscopic shoulder surgery on Philadelphia Phillips pitcher Michael Stutes.
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