Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Dr. Frank Jobe dies

Dr. Frank Jobe, a pioneer in the field of sports medicine who served the Los Angeles Dodgers' organization for the past 50 years, died Thursday morning in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 88.

Jobe, who began his association with the Dodgers in 1964, when he joined his mentor, the late Dr. Robert Kerlan, made medical history in 1974 when he performed what is now termed "Tommy John surgery."

Jobe took over the full-time care of the Dodgers in 1968. He was named a Special Advisor to the Chairman of the Dodgers seven years ago. (News services)

Hamels out another week * Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels won't throw off the mound for at least another week because of fatigue following his latest throwing session.

Hamels, the Phillies opening day starter in 2013, entered camp behind schedule because of biceps tendinitis that began in November.

Hamels, 30, was scheduled to face hitters for the first time in a live bullpen session on Thursday. He was 8-14 with a 3.60 ERA in 33 starts last season. (AP)

Mets pitchers Niese, Colon and Parnell close to returning * Three big pieces of the New York Mets' pitching staff are closer to appearing in spring training games.

Starters Jon Niese and Bartolo Colon and closer Bobby Parnell pitched batting practice with fielders Thursday.

Niese (shoulder) and Colon (calf) have been slowed by minor injuries, and Parnell is coming back from surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck. (AP)

Arroyo sidelined 7-10 days with ailing back * Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Bronson Arroyo is expected to miss a week to 10 days because of a back injury.

Arroyo, 37, was scratched from a scheduled start Tuesday and had an MRI, which revealed a slightly bulging disk. (AP)

Replay rulings * Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg discovered he didn't have enough power to make an instant replay challenge Thursday at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla. …

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