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Patrick Corbin | Starting Pitcher

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/19/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Patrick Corbin (elbow) will throw another live batting practice session on Saturday before then being cleared for an extended spring training game.
Corbin faced hitters Tuesday for the first time since Tommy John surgery. He remains on track for a June return. Apr 21 - 6:35 PM

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Patrick Corbin (elbow) will throw live batting practice on Tuesday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery.

It's another step in the right direction for Corbin who is still eying a return to the Diamondbacks at some point in June. David Hernandez, who is also recovering from Tommy John surgery, is also scheduled to throw live batting practice on Tuesday.
Apr 19 - 5:08 PM

Patrick Corbin (elbow) threw 30 sliders off a mound on Friday.

It's the first time he's thrown the pitch since Tommy John surgery and it's a big step since that's the pitch that puts the most stress on his arm. Reliever David Hernandez is also recovering from Tommy John surgery and took the same step Friday. They'll both face hitters for the first time in a simulated game on April 21 and then appear in an extended spring training game on April 25. Hernandez is hoping to return by mid-May, while Corbin won't be back until sometime in June.
Apr 12 - 9:01 AM

Diamondbacks placed LHP Patrick Corbin on the 15-day disabled list with a left elbow injury.

Corbin underwent Tommy John surgery last March and is just now starting to throw bullpen sessions. If he progresses well in his rehab, he could see major league action in June. The 25-year-old still has a ways to go, though. In 2013, Corbin made the All Star team.
Apr 4 - 10:57 PM

Patrick Corbin (elbow) threw a bullpen session Tuesday for the first time since Tommy John surgery last March.

Corbin, who is now exactly one year removed from the surgery, said it was "awesome" and "exciting." The 25-year-old southpaw still has to move from bullpens to facing hitters and then game action, so he has a while to go in his rehab process, but he could join the D-Backs' rotation around June if all goes well. Corbin had a 3.41 ERA over 32 starts in 2013 and made the National League All-Star team.
Mar 25 - 9:10 AM

Diamondbacks activated LHP Patrick Corbin from the 60-day disabled list.

Corbin missed the 2014 campaign following Tommy John surgery and isn't expected back until June of next year. The left-hander was an All-Star in 2013, posting a 3.41 ERA over 32 starts.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 08:15:00 PM

Patrick Corbin (elbow) played catch Tuesday for the first time since Tommy John surgery in March.

"It was an exciting day of five minutes," Corbin said. "It honestly felt like nothing." That qualifies as good news. The D'Backs plan to bring the left-hander along slowly, as manager Kirk Gibson said last month that he's not expecting Corbin back until June.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 08:46:00 AM

Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said Tuesday that "it will be more like June" before Patrick Corbin (elbow) rejoins the rotation.

Corbin had Tommy John surgery in March, so projecting a June return is certainly conservative but also probably wise. "I think with Patrick it will be more like June for him," Gibson said. "He'd probably punch me if heard me saying that but you're really going to take your time and make sure he's ready to go. You're not going to expect him to come back and throw 220 innings. You kind of manage his rehab through innings and put him in a position to finish strong. … We're going to make sure we err on the side of very cautious." In addition to Corbin, the D'Backs also have David Hernandez, Matt Reynolds, Daniel Hudson and Bronson Arroyo working their way back from Tommy John surgery, though Hudson and Reynolds could be back late this season.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 09:09:00 AM

Diamondbacks transferred LHP Patrick Corbin to the 60-day disabled list.

This is merely a procedural move, as Corbin will miss the entire 2014 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. The Diamondbacks hope that he'll be ready to return early in the 2015 season.
Sat, Apr 5, 2014 08:26:00 AM

Diamondbacks placed LHP Patrick Corbin on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 19, with a torn left elbow ligament.

Corbin underwent Tommy John surgery last week. The D'Backs will hope to get him back early on in the 2015 season.
Sun, Mar 30, 2014 08:38:00 AM

Patrick Corbin (elbow) underwent Tommy John surgery Tuesday.

The surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews. Corbin will miss the entire 2013 season and might be a bit behind at the start of 2014. However, he still has a very promising future.
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 03:04:00 PM

Patrick Corbin (elbow) will visit with Dr. James Andrews on Monday.

A previous report from Jack Magruder of FOXSportsArizona.com said that Corbin was having Tommy John surgery Monday, but no decision has been made yet and he's merely going for a consultation. Still, with damage to his ulnar collateral ligament, surgery feels inevitable.
Mon, Mar 24, 2014 04:39:00 PM

Patrick Corbin is scheduled to undergo Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery on Monday.

The procedure will be performed by Dr. James Andrews. Corbin tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow in a March 15 Cactus League game and can be ruled out for the entire 2014 season. He might also need a late start to the 2015 campaign.
Mon, Mar 24, 2014 03:20:00 PM

Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that Tommy John surgery has been recommended to Patrick Corbin (elbow).

He'll get a second opinion this week before making a final decision, but season-ending surgery looks to be a given. The loss of Corbin is a massive one for the D'Backs, who will now likely go to Randall Delgado to fill out their rotation. Top prospect Archie Bradley also figures to spend plenty of time in the majors this year.
Sun, Mar 16, 2014 02:54:00 PM

Patrick Corbin said Sunday that he will decide after a second opinion this week whether to rehab or undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a partial tear of his ulnar collateral ligament.

It would be shocking if he chooses rehab, as it's something that simply doesn't work. Corbin revealed that he's been nursing some elbow tightness all spring but had chalked it up to fatigue. The issue came to a head in his last outing, when the pain became too much during Corbin's final three pitches.
Sun, Mar 16, 2014 02:33:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tuffy Gosewisch
2Gerald Laird
3Oscar Hernandez
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2Jordan Pacheco
3Daniel Dorn
2B1Chris Owings
2Aaron Hill
SS1Nick Ahmed
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Ender Inciarte
2David Peralta
CF1A.J. Pollock
RF1Mark Trumbo
2Yasmany Tomas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Josh Collmenter
2Jeremy Hellickson
3Chase Anderson
4Rubby De La Rosa
5Archie Bradley
6Bronson Arroyo
7Patrick Corbin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Addison Reed
2Brad Ziegler
3Oliver Perez
4Evan Marshall
5Matt Stites
6David Hernandez
7Daniel Hudson
8Randall Delgado
9Andrew Chafin
10Enrique Burgos