Horne To Undergo Rotator Cuff Surgery

I was about ready for an afternoon nap when the “beep, beep, beep” from my phone alerted me to a text message.  It was from former Trenton Thunder ace Alan Horne.  And the news wasn’t good.

Horne, the 2007 Eastern League Pitcher of the Year, will undergo surgery on his torn rotator cuff later today.  The procedure will be performed by Dr. James Andrews.  Horne, now 27, has only been able to throw 100 2/3 innings over the past three seasons, including being on the shelf entirely for the 2010 campaign.

The likeable Florida native is hopeful that the PRP injections he had to undergo will have lessened the extent of the surgery needed, and is also hopeful of a comeback.

His rehab had been progressing as planned, but the righty began a throwing program on Monday and things did not go well.

The former first round pick went 12-4 with a 3.11 ERA in 27 starts for Trenton in 2007, and led the Eastern League in both ERA and strikeouts (165) en route to helping the Thunder to their first championship in franchise history.

He briefly returned to Waterfront Park last season, and it’s likely that were he able to beat the odds and return once again, that his path would take him through Mercer County for a third time.

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com


9 Responses to “Horne To Undergo Rotator Cuff Surgery”

  1. Amol Says:

    I’m pretty sure Horne was an eleventh round pick.

  2. thunderbaseball Says:

    Horne was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the first round in 2001 and did not sign…

  3. Frank Says:

    Why was C. Garcia let go after arm problems but these other guys had the same problems some more than once and there still around.Is there maybe some other issues or problems between him and the Yankees we don’t know about.How do you cut one but not the others.Interesting.

    • RPB Says:

      Christian Garcia was on the 40 man roster. They needed to free a spot up. Horne is not taking a roster spot. I believe that they were hoping to sign Garcia to a minor league deal.

  4. thunderbaseball Says:

    I’m sure there were more issues than that, but Garcia was taking up a spot on the 40-man roster…

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  6. mbn007 Says:

    Best of luck to Alan. Hope that he gets healthy and can go on with life in general, and then maybe try Baseball again. But it really is a longs hot at this point.

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  8. Chris Melton Says:

    If anyone can fix Alan’s shoulder, it’s Dr. Andrews! I wish him well.

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