Nationals’ starter Erick Fedde scratched from start with tight right side; sent for MRI…

Erick Fedde tossed 2 23 scoreless in opposition to New York’s Mets final weekend, however proper earlier than he was set to face the Washington Nationals’ NL East rivals once more final night time, the 29-year-old was scratched from his scheduled outing with tightness in his proper aspect and despatched for an MRI.

It’s not considered severe in response to reviews from West Palm Seashore, FL final night time, however it was sufficient for the Nationals to tug their 2014 1st Spherical decide, and get a have a look at what it’s inflicting the discomfort.

“We’ll see what the outcomes are, however he looks as if it’s nothing, actually,” Martinez informed reporters, as quoted by MASN’s Mark Zuckerman. “However I informed him: ‘Hey, I’d moderately be protected than you begin and go on the market and throw 80 pitches and blow out.’ So, he’s simply doing the suitable factor, and getting an MRI.”

Till the membership obtained the outcomes of mentioned MRI, the supervisor mentioned he was not going to fret about what the subsequent step could be for the pitcher.

“We’ll see what they are saying, the place he’s at, how he’s feeling tomorrow,” Martinez mentioned.

“But when it’s nothing, say a cramp or simply tightness that the trainers can work via, he’ll in all probability throw a reside bullpen after which we’ll get him again on the market.

“We’ll see what the MRI says.”

The outing in opposition to the Mets final week gave Fedde 4 23 scoreless innings on the spring, as he competes for a spot on the Opening Day roster.

Whereas the membership does have choices, their beginning depth, with Joe Ross (a bone spur faraway from proper elbow, after a UCL tear final 12 months) and Stephen Strasburg (constructing again up, after surgical procedure for thoracic outlet syndrome final summer time) unavailable initially, their depth may very well be examined out of the gate.

GM Mike Rizzo talked on Day 1 of Spring Coaching in regards to the organizational depth assembled for the beginning of the 2022 marketing campaign by the rebooting membership.

“We’re at all times going to look to improve with our depth,” Rizzo mentioned, earlier than the membership added a pair veterans in Aaron Sanchez and Aníbal Sánchez to the combination in West Palm Seashore, “… but when we needed to go along with our pitching workers right now,” he added on the time, then, “we’d be optimistic about it.

“We’re going to see what our depth is all about, and we’re going to see some pitchers within the huge leagues this 12 months that can be thrilling — younger and thrilling, and guys which might be going to take that subsequent step and assist us into this subsequent realm of championship years.”


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