Feb 7, 2014; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley (2) throws in the bullpen during the first day of camp at Salt River Fields. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
At the end of April, the Diamondbacks got some more bad news when they learned that Reno Aces pitcher and the top rated pitcher prospect in the Majors, Archie Bradley was placed on the 7 day disabled list with soreness in his elbow.
When they first heard the news, the Dbacks immediately feared the worst and thought about the possibility of Tommy John surgery. Thankfully, it was just swelling, and general Manager Kevin Towers reported that everything was structurally right in his arm.
Despite only being placed on the D.L for seven days, the Diamondbacks like most other matters, wanted to play it safe and decided to have him stay idle for two weeks, and according to Towers, the Snake were hoping he could return to pitch in games within a month.
Well on Monday the Dbacks got some really good news when Bradley tweeted out that he was throwing again and felt no pain. He said it felt really good to start throwing again. Before the injury Bradley was really struggling, posting a 1-4 record and 5.18 era, and many in the organization were worried. Hopefully the injury was the reason for his struggles, and he returns to his old form.