Found August 18, 2012 on SportsBlooded:
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We’re a month and a half away from the start of the 2012 MLB Postseason and one of the most intriguing teams of the 2012 season, the Washington Nationals, are currently contemplating sitting their star pitcher Stephen Strasburg before the playoffs even start. Why are they thinking about making such a mind boggling move? Because their scared. Scared that if Strasburg throws too many innings and too many pitches this year, they may kill his golden flame throwing arm. To the normal fan it makes sense to be so careful with Strasburg. After all, Strasburg has already gone under the knife once during his 2 1/2 year career for Tommy John surgery. But just because he’s gone under the knife once, doesn’t mean that it will happen again. There is no real definitive research out there that justifies the thought that pitchers who’ve had Tommy John surgery are more at risk of heading back to the disabled list than those who haven’t. The Nationals have decided to put Strasburg on an innings limit(...
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