FILE - In this May 17, 2012 file photo, Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig speaks at a news conference after meeting the team owner at MLB headquarters in New York. Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig can envision Montreal making a bid to return to
Seth Wenig, File
July 22, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) Baseball commissioner Bud Selig is ''anxious'' to look at the recommendations of a team of top orthopedists who are studying the uptick in elbow injuries among pitchers.

A handful of experts, including Dr. James Andrews and New York Yankees team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad, are putting together a report to help baseball address the rash of reconstructive Tommy John surgeries.

Selig says the report isn't quite finished. He called the trend ''puzzling'' and said there was a time earlier in the season when he was afraid to pick up a newspaper out of fear of more bad news.

Over two dozen major league pitchers have been sidelined with elbow injuries this season, including rising stars Jose Fernandez and Kris Medlen. Selig called the issue a ''grave concern'' to the game.

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