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Drew Storen plays catch, says elbow “felt really good”

Mar 28, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

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Nationals closer Drew Storen hasn’t ruled out being ready for Opening Day after testing his injured elbow by throwing from flat ground yesterday and reporting no problems.

However, according to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post he still “seems likely to begin the season on the disabled list” in part because Storen has pitched in just two games all spring.

Tests have shown no structural damage and Storen told Kilgore that his elbow “felt really good” the morning after throwing and any problem “is gone.”

If he does begin the season on the DL the Nationals are likely to go with veteran free agent signing Brad Lidge as the fill-in closer, leaving Tyler Clippard in his familiar setup role.

  1. natstowngreg - Mar 28, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    Good news (relatively speaking). Too often, “sore elbow” is followed by “Dr. Andrews,” followed by “Tommy John Surgery.”

    • Reflex - Mar 28, 2012 at 2:56 PM

      Look at the picture and its clear thats where he’s heading.

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