Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Monday, August 20, 2012

Reddington: Washington Nationals’ 2012 1st Round Pick Lucas Giolito Reportedly Re-Injures Elbow

Paging Dr. Dibble…

Before last week’s start, Giolito was in Florida working with the Nationals’ rehab coordinators to build up strength, but according to a report from ESPN.com’s Keith Law, in the second of two innings the right-hander threw, “Giolito’s velocity dropped off substantially… and he was pulled from the game for further evaluation.”

The Nationals, again according to ESPN.com’s Mr. Law, will be sending their top pick from the last draft to see Dr. Lewis Yocum. As noted in an article here last week, before Giolito’s first pro start, part of the reason the pitcher was comfortable signing with the Nationals was that they’ve had a lot of history dealing with elbow injuries, so while the setback is a disappointment, it’s now wholly unexpected. More info when it’s available…

JE (Jason) Posted: August 20, 2012 at 02:06 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: injury, medical, nationals

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Brian Posted: August 20, 2012 at 02:41 PM (#4212695)
Get it over with and rush him to the bigs!
   2. Bourbon Samurai Posted: August 20, 2012 at 02:46 PM (#4212706)
Not too much of a surprise. Hopefully he'll be able to bounce back.
   3. Al Kaline Trio Posted: August 20, 2012 at 04:28 PM (#4212910)
Still a good pick?
   4. Tom Nawrocki Posted: August 20, 2012 at 04:40 PM (#4212939)
Ya gotta shut those pitchers down!
   5. andrewberg Posted: August 20, 2012 at 04:41 PM (#4212941)
I say they shouldn't shut him down. You only get so many chances at winning your division. Plus, he's a professional, he should be out there earning his paychecks, not resting when his teammates need him.
   6. toratoratora Posted: August 20, 2012 at 05:22 PM (#4213009)
Should have had him on a 16.0 pitches limit
   7. Brian Posted: August 20, 2012 at 06:53 PM (#4213126)
The recovery rate on these is excellent, still a great pick.
   8. zachtoma Posted: August 20, 2012 at 07:17 PM (#4213155)
He was gonna have to have TJ at some point anyways, I think they knew that when they picked him, so they're not getting anything they didn't bargain for here. Might as well get it out of the way know and give him a clean start to his pro career in fall/winter next year rather than send him out there with a ticking time bomb in his elbow.
   9. TerpNats Posted: August 21, 2012 at 01:14 PM (#4213802)
Agree with #7 and #8. Wasn't expecting him in the bigs for a few years anyway.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Dock Ellis on Acid
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP Politics November 2014: Mets Deny Bias in Ticket Official’s Firing
(5023 - 1:11pm, Nov 27)
Last: Mefisto

NewsblogOT: NBC.news: Valve isn’t making one gaming console, but multiple ‘Steam machines’
(1148 - 1:11pm, Nov 27)
Last: Paul D(uda)

Newsblog[Cricketer NOT baseball player] Phil Hughes dies after “pitch” to the head
(6 - 1:09pm, Nov 27)
Last: Astroenteritis

NewsblogNotable Players Available In The Rule 5 Draft - BaseballAmerica.com
(9 - 1:08pm, Nov 27)
Last: boteman

NewsblogDave Cameron: A proposed three-way swap for Red Sox, Mariners, Nationals
(35 - 12:57pm, Nov 27)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogSandy Alderson says Mets can move quickly if a shortstop becomes available - NY Daily News
(24 - 12:45pm, Nov 27)
Last: Arbitol Dijaler

NewsblogWhat's cooking? MLB shares Turkey Day recipes | MLB.com
(2 - 12:39pm, Nov 27)
Last: Win Big Stein's Money

NewsblogBoston Red Sox prove (once again) that competitive balance in baseball will never exist | cleveland.com
(34 - 12:32pm, Nov 27)
Last: Tom Nawrocki

Hall of Merit2015 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
(56 - 11:56am, Nov 27)
Last: Patrick W

NewsblogSource: Tomas agrees to six-year deal with D-backs | MLB.com
(14 - 11:39am, Nov 27)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

NewsblogJon Lester has plenty of options in addition to Red Sox - Sports - The Boston Globe
(6 - 11:28am, Nov 27)
Last: Darren

NewsblogOT: NFL/NHL thread
(8709 - 9:43am, Nov 27)
Last: PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth)

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - November 2014
(1140 - 7:27am, Nov 27)
Last: GregD

Newsblog2015 Potential Hall of Fame Ballot | Baseball-Reference.com
(32 - 5:30am, Nov 27)
Last: bjhanke

NewsblogDarvish cleared to throw « Postcards From Elysian Fields
(9 - 2:30am, Nov 27)
Last: Jim (jimmuscomp)

Page rendered in 0.1208 seconds
52 querie(s) executed