View Full Version : Steven Ames, former Zag pitcher, called up to the Miami Marlins from AAA New Orleans.

07-29-2013, 03:42 PM

A month ago, Steven Ames was working his way toward making his big league debut with the Dodgers. Now, he is getting that opportunity with the Marlins.

The 25-year-old was recalled by Miami on Sunday morning from Triple-A New Orleans. He fills the roster vacancy created when right-hander Kevin Slowey was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain.

07-30-2013, 08:04 PM
Made his MLB debut tonight. 4 pitches to get a third out/fly out...2 bals, 2 strikes.

08-06-2013, 06:26 PM

09-22-2013, 06:32 PM
Passed on to the family from Stevens grandfather, my uncle.

In the first game that Steven played in after returning to the
AAA team, New Orleans Zephers, Steven batted and popped his left shoulder out of
the socket. He had done this earlier in the year while with the
Albuquerque team. Both times he was able to just pop the joint back together and
while with Albuquerque was able to pitch within about a week and did reasonably
well. The second time this happened, now with New Orleans, he again tried
to pitch but the low level of pain affected his delivery a lot and he was not an
effective pitcher.

The trainer and coach decided to send him to the training
center in Florida for a good rehab. However, while rehabing he again
popped the shoulder out doing exercises that should help the
problem. At that point the trainer and team physician decided the
best program would be to have a corrective surgery to stop any
re-occurances. So, last Monday, Sept 16, the team doctor in charge of all
orthopedic problems did orthoscopic surgery on the shoulder. He went into the
shoulder in three different spots. What he found was worse that he
expected. I guess there is a muscle on the back side of the shoulder joint and
this muscle was severly detached from its place for

The muscle was attached in a manner that I don't know but it
was fixable. Now Steve has his shoulder and arm rigidly held together with
a very special sling to avoid any movement of that area and this will be a 6
week ordeal. He is able to release part of the sling so that he can dangle
his lower arm for some movement there. After healing, the whole
structure and muscle will be stronger than before. I think that
muscle is called the "labrum" and his problem is tabbed "batters shoulder" and
is quite a common condition for batters. It is also common in football

The prognosis is excellent but Steve will not go back up to
the majors like he might have if this had not happened. By spring training
time next February, he will be off and running.