Cla Meredith suffers an apparent setback
Unfortunately, it seems the first injury issue of Nationals camp struck today. Cla Meredith, a side-arming, right-handed reliever trying to make the team on a minor league contract, had to cut short his bullpen session today with an apparent arm issue. Meredith walked off the field with trainer Mike McGowan, pointing to his elbow, and he planned to meet with trainers to find out more information.
"I'm four months out of surgery," Meredith said. "That's all I'm going to comment on that."
The Nationals signed Meredith, 27, to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training. While they gave him a chance to compete, he is considered a long shot to make the Nationals' opening day bullpen. Last year, Meredith pitched only 15 innings for Orioles, going 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA. His past success and unique arm action, so long as he's healthy, makes him a player worth watching. From 2006 to 2009, Meredith compiled a 3.32 ERA and a 2.53 strikeout-to-walk rate.
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