2 MLB players having spine surgery


Here are two MLB pitchers who had spine surgery in August:

1. Washington Nationals pitcher Matt Cronin had surgery to repair a herniated disc, he said in an Aug. 2 Instagram post. Mr. Cronin thanked Thomas Tolli, MD, a spine surgeon in Saint Petersburg, Fla., in his post. The pitcher said he had a herniated disc at the C5-C6 level.

2. Robert Watkins, MD, operated on Oakland Athletics pitcher Drew Rucinski, the MLB said Aug. 8. Mr. Rucinski had a spinal decompression and L5 to S1 spinal fusion and will be out for the remainder of the season.

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