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Breaking in a Tommy John scar with a new team

Rockies agree to terms with right-hander Jose Mujica, designate Wes Parsons for assignment | The Denver Post

His recovery is complete in many respects, but as he awaits a return to the mound and his MLB debut, Jose Mujica packs up his life and heads west. He adds miles and mystique to the journey of Tommy John surgery.

Mujica underwent the all-too-common ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction in September 2018. The recovery from Tommy John surgery takes about 12 months for a full blood network to ‘take’ to a replacement ligament; Mujica’s elbow celebrated its’ first birthday 19 days ago, so he’s good there.