FlexPro Grip signs first pro deal with MLB padres

FlexPro Grip signs first pro deal with MLB padres


Joe Lemire

FlexPro Grip, a grip training device that isolates and strengthens the user’s protective forearm muscles, has signed the San Diego Padres as the team’s first professional partner.

The FlexPro Grip productwhich combines an exoskeleton-like glove with a training application, trains the muscles and tendons of the wearer from the fingertips to the elbow, including the three muscles of the forearm which help to lighten the load placed on the ulnar collateral ligament. UCL tears are repaired through the procedure widely known as Tommy John surgery, which usually requires a year-long rehabilitation process.

The force output by each finger is quantified by FlexPro Grip, and the product has the potential to not only prevent injury, but also improve performance, by increasing pitchers’ speed or even helping them to accentuate speed and the direction of rotation.

“We are impressed with the excellence and passion of co-founders Daryl and Adam Moreau and the work their team has put into creating this device,” said Padres Vice President and Deputy General Manager Josh Stein. in a press release. “This addresses a real problem in our game and we are excited to be working with FlexPro Grip in the early stages of developing their technology to produce better results for baseball pitchers.

First public availability of FlexPro Grip is expected in 2022.

Padres pitchers have suffered particularly from elbow and forearm injuries over the past 12 months, with Mike Clevinger, Adrian Morejon, Drew Pomeranz, Javvy Guerra, Trey Wingenter, Dan Altavilla, Jacob Nix, Keone Kela and Michel Baez all currently on their disabled list. . More recently, during their current pennant race, two of the team’s best young arms, Chris Paddack and Dinelson Lamet, had to deal with elbow/forearm discomfort.

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