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Former Orioles top pick Cody Sedlock returns to mound with thoracic outlet syndrome scare behind him

Former Orioles top pick Cody Sedlock returns to mound with thoracic outlet syndrome scare behind him

As frustrating as a second season all but lost to injury might be for right-hander Cody Sedlock, imagine the alternative: earlier this year, as he sat in a surgeon’s office trying to find the cause of the shoulder soreness that shut him down this year, he was told his options would be to have his top rib removed or give up pitching all together.

Sedlock, 23, avoided the surgical procedure to repair the relatively new pitching injury known as thoracic outlet syndrome, which is caused by compression of veins or nerves from the neck to below the shoulder, as the symptoms proved inconclusive.

So he’s currently rehabilitating with Short-A Aberdeen, and the Orioles 2016...

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