Melbourne, FL, USA; Washington Nationals relief pitcher Drew Storen during spring training workouts at Space Coast Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-US PRESSWIRE
Drew Storen started the season on the disabled list for the Washington Nationals, and now he's going for a second opinion on his elbow.
Storen felt tenderness in elbow when throwing yesterday. Going to see Dr. Andrews. #Nats— Dan Kolko (@DanKolko) April 9, 2012
Absolutely scary. Have you ever wondered what Dr. James Andrews' office looks like? I've always pictured it like Sid's room in Toy Story -- just a bunch of arms attached to heads attached to shoulders. Poor Drew Storen.
It's not always a bad thing to visit Dr. Andrews' office, though. Sometimes he confirms the initial diagnosis of inflammation. Often times, however, a pitcher goes in for a second opinion, and it takes a year or two for him to get back into a game.
In Storen's place, the Nationals have been alternating Brad Lidge and Henry Rodriguez in the closer's role to start the season.