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
After ten days of angst, the Arizona Diamondbacks received some good news on young, right-handed pitcher Archie Bradley. After meeting with Dr. James Andrews, it was determined that there is no structural damage to his pitching shoulder, according to mlb.com’s Jake Rill. This confirms the original diagnosis of tendinitis by team physician Gary Waslewski.
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Bradley has been sidelined with the issue since June 4th. He made a rehab start on June 24th but felt some pain after the outing. After the original review by Waslewski, Bradley decided to seek a second opinion from Dr. Andrews. After he received the news, the youngster had this to say:
"Just some inflammation, some swelling, some irritation, but nothing structurally with the labrum or the rotator cuff, the things that are really important to pitching"
The first thing to do after the diagnosis is…..nothing. Bradley will rest for ten days before the next course of action is to be taken. There is no timetable for his return. After that we can start to hear news about rehabbing and returns to the Majors.