Baseball: Altchek to perform surgery on Nathan

Times Herald-Record—Middletown, N.Y.—March 24, 2010

David Altchek, M.D., a Middletown native, will perform Tommy John surgery on Minnesota Twins closer Joe Nathan Friday in New York.

Altchek, the Mets' team physician, has an office at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Nathan, a four-time All-Star and Pine Bush graduate, consulted with Altchek after learning he had a significant tear in his ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

Asked about possibly treating Nathan before the closer's camp contacted him, Altchek told the Times Herald-Record: "I hope everything works out for him, but I would be proud. We are from the same place, a small area, and I think what he has done in his career is a fabulous thing."

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