Diamondbacks’ Archie Bradley Having More Arm Issues?

By Thomas Lynch

May 11, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley against the Washington Nationals at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Archie Bradley has been on the disabled list since June 4th because of tendinitis in his right shoulder. It turns out that his season with the Arizona Diamondbacks could be in jeopardy following his rehab start.

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On Wednesday, Bradley was sent to Phoenix for testing according to Nick Piecoro at azcentral. This occurred after an outing at Triple A Reno in which he gave up three runs on six hits in four innings of work. Chip Hale had this to say when asked about how Bradley’s start went:

"He threw OK (on Wednesday). They sent him back to Phoenix today to get looked at. We’ll get some more word on that later today (Thursday). I don’t think he felt that great after the game."

Perhaps this is just a precaution on the part of the organization in protecting one of its most valuable assets. However, when you start adding the pieces together from the past year (flexor strain in 2014, tendinitis now) you get the sinking feeling that the next step may very well be Tommy John surgery. We should know more about Bradley’s results later so check back at our Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest update.