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Timothy Kremchek, M.D.

My son had tommy john at Beacon. With hard work and the expert care and advice he received from everyone at Beacon he was able to pitch in our high school post season. I would like to thank Dr. Kremchek for treating my son as well as any major league player that was seen there. Thanks!

Thank you Dr. Kremchek!

Our belated thanks to Dr. Kremchek for the great Tommy John surgery result that my son, Ben Hammer, of University of Toledo baseball. Ben was back on the field this past spring earning 2nd Team All MAC honors, and in the summer at Winchester, VA of the Valley League. His elbow has felt better than it has for many years. Thanks for your wonderful work!

A Thank You to Dr. Kremchek and his Team

As we prepare to leave for Fort Myers Florida for the Roy Hobbs 25+ world series I just wanted to drop you a note of appreciation. After my (our) surgery on November 1, 2008 the rehab was very tough and mind boggling. I will never forget the first work out after the surgery.....wow. The next season I only tossed and was able to throw BP as you suggested. I finally pitched an inning near the end of the 2009 season. In 2010 I was able to throw about twice per month competitive but had good stamina throwing mostly complete games. In 2011 I was fortunate enough to throw more with a full range of motion.......even having the thrill of throwing a no-hitter on August 13, 2011. Just wanted to say, THANK YOU !

Reds activate Arredondo, option Leake

CINCINNATI -- Prior to Saturday's game with the Cardinals, the Reds optioned Mike Leake to Triple-A Louisville to make room for right-hander Jose Arredondo. Arredondo, 27, a right-hander, had a 2.35 ERA in 12 rehab appearances. He struck out 21 and walked seven in 15 2/3 innings. The Reds signed Arredondo last year before he had “Tommy John” elbow surgery. He started the season on the disabled list after struggling with control issues late in spring training.

“He wasn’t quite ready, 100 percent after that surgery,” Jocketty said. “He hadn’t pitched in the long time. He needed the extra time. He should be able to help us. We’re anxious to see what he can do. We signed him for a reason.”

Anthony Consiglio

Dr. Kremchek performed Tommy John surgery on my son Anthony in June of 2009. He is doing great and has been invited to throw for the St. Louis Cardinals, pre draft. Once again we can't thank Dr. Kremchek and the Beacon Orthopaedics staff for making what could have been the worst experience of my son's life into one of his best!

- Anthony Consiglio (Father of Patient)

Reds call up reliever Bray


CINCINNATI — Bill Bray’s long recovery from reconstructive elbow surgery is finally complete.

The Cincinnati Reds called up the left-handed reliever on Sunday, strengthening their bullpen before the final game of an interleague series against the Cleveland Indians. It was a long-awaited moment for Bray, who had his left elbow rebuilt on May 19, 2009.

“It was a wonderful surprise,” said Bray, who was with Triple-A Louisville. “Everything has been going well. I feel good. I’ve been bouncing back. I’ve been able to go back-to-back days or three out of four days. Every time out there it gets a little better.”

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Related Articles: Cincinnati Enquirer, ESPN

Volquez back from surgery on Saturday


CINCINNATI — Right-hander Edinson Volquez was surprised that the Cincinnati Reds made him No. 2 in the rotation coming out of the All-Star break.

Shows how much the NL Central leaders expect from their surgically repaired pitcher.

The Reds decided that Volquez will start the second game of their series against the Colorado Rockies on Saturday, completing his comeback from reconstructive elbow surgery last Aug. 3. The 27-year-old Volquez won a team-high 17 games in 2008, but struggled last season with the bad elbow.

Now, he’s starting over with big expectations.

“It surprised me when they told me I’m going to pitch tomorrow because there’s guys who’ve been here longer than me,” Volquez said.

When he was healthy, no one on the staff was better. They expect him to be close to that again at some point.

“This is the beginning of the season for him,” manager Dusty Baker said. “You’ve got to be a little more tolerant. It’s not like this guy’s unproven. It’s like a lot of guys who have had Tommy John [surgery] and come back. He’ll probably be better next year than he will be this year.”

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Related Articles: Cincinnati Enquirer, ESPN

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