Baseball players are supposed to play baseball.
That sounds like a simple idea, but that tautology does not always hold.
More often than we all realize, injuries affect players and prevent them from reaching their full potential. Plus, pitchers are all time bombs waiting to explode.
Add it all together and you get where Akron Aeros right-hander Austin Adams was last year. Heading into spring training, Adams was shut down with tightness in his right shoulder. After two false starts at getting going, the right-hander was eventually shut down for good and underwent shoulder surgery in May.
Missing an entire year to injury can be — and on some level should be — scary, but that is not how Adams is looking at it. Read More…
From Indians Baseball Insider, From May 15, 2013