Why don't teams give players MRI's on a regular basis instead of waiting for a player to experience pain before administering the exam? For example, if pitchers are MRI'd on even a bimonthly basis, teams may be able to catch a minor rotator cuff tear and shut a pitcher down for a couple weeks. As it stands now, the MRI isn't conducted until after the injury has occurred and that point we are looking at major surgery. Considering the investment franchises make in their players, shouldn't they take every possible preventative measure to nip a potential major injury in the bud? As much as I despise the word proactive (I think it's nothing more than a corporate created buzz word used to make people work harder and longer for the same pay), that's the approach teams should take to prevent major injuries.
If I turn up missing in the next few weeks please direct detectives to question Dr. James Andrews and Dr. David Altchek.