Cubs Players That Underwent Tommy John surgery

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A list of Cubs to have undergone Tommy John Surgery while being a member of the organization.

RHP Kerry Wood in March of 1999
RHP Jon Lieber had it as a Cub to end his 2002 season and then signed on with the New York Yankees to rehab.
RHP Rocky Cherry near the end of the 2005 season.
RHP Todd Blackford in May of 2007[1]
RHP Rafael Dolis in 2007
RHP Angel Guzman in September of 2007
SS Hak Ju Lee during the 2008 season.
RHP Dae-Eun Rhee on July 15th, 2008 [2]
OF Tyler Colvin on October 26th, 2008[3]
LHP Neal Cotts on July 2nd, 2009[4]
LHP Casey Lambert sometime in 2009.
RHP Robert Whitenack had the surgery on June 3, 2011.
RHP Arturo Maltos-Garcia, a 30th round pick in Cubs 2011 Draft had the surgery in June of 2011.
RHP Justin Berg to have the surgery in mid-September of 2011.

Although labeled as Tommy John surgery, it sounded more like Billy Muldowney just had a nerve moved.[5]

Minor League RHP Chris Carpenter had the surgery in 2005 before being drafted by the Cubs.

Ryan Dempster had Tommy John Surgery as a member of the Cincinnati Reds and was signed as a free agent after the 2003 season while still rehabbing.

Minor Leaguer LHP Ed Campusano was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 2007 Rule 5 draft and ended up having the surgery and being returned to the Cubs.

RHP Mike Parisi underwent the surgery when he was a member of the St. Louis Cardinals before being selected by the Cubs in the Rule 5 draft.

RHP Thomas Diamond had the surgery when he was with the Texas Rangers in March of 2007.

Cesar Izturis had it as a member of the Dodgers before being traded to the Cubs.

OF Xavier Nady has had two Tommy John surgeries before signing with the Cubs in the offseason before 2010.

Chad Fox has had three Tommy John surgeries.

Scott Williamson had two TJ surgeries both before signing with the Cubs.

LHP B.J. Ryan had it with the Toronto Blue Jays in May of 2007. He was signed briefly by the Cubs in 2009 on a minor league deal.

Rod Beck and Todd Hundley both had Tommy John surgery before coming to the Cubs.

[edit] Footnotes

  1. Holley, Steve. "Injury Updates". August 15, 2007. Inside the Ivy.
  3. Holley, Steve. "Cubs Expect Colvin to Have Speedy Return". October 31, 2008. Inside the Ivy.
  4. Levine, Bruce. "Cotts has Tommy John Surgery" July 2, 2009.,
  5. Holley, Steve. "Injury Updates". August 15, 2007. Inside the Ivy.

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