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