Beckett gets 'good' news
The right-handed ace has been experiencing numbness and tingling in his right ring and pinky fingers for some time now, signs that the ulnar nerve is irritated. The ulnar nerve, which wraps around the inside of the elbow near the funny bone, can be stressed with pitching, especially if the ligament there is compromised. That would be the ulnar collateral ligament -- and yes, that's the Tommy John surgery ligament. But inflammation in the elbow, which can simply be a result of overuse and in that case would be far less serious, can also put pressure on the nerve and cause these types of symptoms.
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