Shouldn't this have been diagnosed earlier? He's been having the exact same problem for two months and it took this last failed simulated game for them to figure out he needed Tommy John surgery? I'm sure they didn't wait this long to give him an MRI. Did they just notice something new this time/missed something before? Or did Volquez really hurt his arm even more in that simulated game? I just find it hard to believe that a good doctor/training staff wouldn't have picked up on this earlier. Now, instead of him possibly being ready by June next year, he'll be out perhaps until August.
Kremchek just doesn't have a very good history in these areas. "Sure, let Junior pinch hit for a month even though he can barely walk." (One month later...) "He needs surgery and we probably should have put him on the DL to start the season."
Does he ever step in and find something before it's completely obvious to even a novice that something is seriously wrong?