Today’s District Daily has the latest on injured Washington Nationals players Joe Ross and Stephen Drew.
Good evening DoD readers, and welcome to today’s District Daily. Get caught up on the latest Nats news and opinions with some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web below.
We start off today’s Daily with some not-so-good news on the injury front for the Nationals. As the Washington Post’s Chelsea Janes writes below, injured right-hander Joe Ross was pulled from his rehab assignment today, but not to be activated from the disabled list.
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Unfortunately for Ross and the Nationals, the young right-hander is feeling lingering soreness in his injured shoulder and cannot continue his rehab. Ross has been out of action for the Nationals since July 2.
As Janes writes, the Nationals won’t need to fill his spot in the rotation until Aug. 15. But the fact that Ross is taking so long to recover is concerning, especially given how good he’s been for the Nationals this year.
Here’s what pitching coach Mike Maddux had to say about Ross’ recovery, via Janes’ article:
"“Just going to take a little bit longer than we expected,” Maddux said. “The idea is to come back one time. No reason to push him into a setback.”"
Also in today’s Daily, MLB.com’s Bill Ladson discusses Stephen Drew’s continued vertigo issues.
Be sure to check out both articles below, they’re definitely worth a read. And as always, stay tuned to DoD for all your Washington Nationals needs.
Joe Ross pulled from rehab assignment with shoulder soreness lingering
Joe Ross still has soreness in his right shoulder and will probably not return to the Nationals as soon as his recent rehab schedule suggested he would. The Nationals pulled the 23-year-old off his rehab assignment Friday but did not activate him, meaning he is still on the disabled list with no obvious next step. Ross last pitched Sunday in Syracuse, and he threw 4 2/3 innings and allowed three earned runs. He then rejoined the team in Arizona, where he was scheduled to throw a bullpen session, then make at least one more rehab start before returning. Now, he will not do that.
Nationals Manager Dusty Baker said “nothing changed” exactly for Ross after that rehab start Sunday, “just he’s still a little sore.” Read full article here.
Drew takes grounders, but vertigo remains issue
WASHINGTON — More than a week after going on the disabled list because of vertigo-like symptoms, Nationals infielder Stephen Drew said Friday that he has good and bad days.
Drew was able to take ground balls and felt fine Friday, but there are other days when he has dizzy spells. There is no timetable for his return to action. He is still having issues with his right inner ear.
“We are trying to let nature take its course and hopefully heal up soon,” he said. Read full article here.