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Former UCLA baseball commit and No. 1 overall pick has Tommy John surgery
Former UCLA baseball commit and No. 1 overall pick has Tommy John surgery

Brady Aiken, the hard-throwing lefty who didn't sign after being last year's No. 1 draft pick by the Houston Astros, announced Thursday he had Tommy John elbow surgery. The 18-year-old Aiken committed to UCLA in high school, but after not signing with the Astros due to a contract dispute, chose to pitch for the IMG Academy, a private training institute in Florida, to prepare for this year's draft. In an essay published Thursday for The Players' Tribune, the website created by Derek Jeter, Aiken broke the news himself. “I'm obviously extremely disappointed,” Aiken wrote. “I wanted to let my pitching speak for itself, but now there are going to be...

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