Drew Storen's excellent uniform adventure
Drew Storen changed his number this year, which is common for a player who, in his second year, gets to ditch his team-issued, sky-high digits for a more conventional number. What's uncommon is that Storen has changed his uniform number twice this offseason.
Storen wore 58 last year. At the Nationals' fashion-show style uniform unveiling this winter, Storen wore 25. Once Willie Harris re-signed with the Mets, 22 became available, and Storen decided he would take that number. (Storen said he feels bad for anyone who bought a No. 25 Storen jersey, and he wants to work with the team on a solution for any disappointed buyers.)
By Storen's estimation, that's actually the sixth different number he has worn on a Nationals major league uniform of some sort. He wore 26 to his introductory press conference, 38 in the Instructional League and 17 in the Arizona Fall League.
As you can probably glean from the fact that I'm writing about numbers, there's not a ton happening this morning as pitchers and catchers trickle in to report. Manager Jim Riggleman and his coaching have arrived, and they're meeting now. A few pitchers, including Ross Detwiler and Brian Broderick, threw bullpen sessions.
We'll have some more substantive stuff here later today.
| February 15, 2011; 10:08 AM ET
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