Contenders need to manage workloads

Some teams are closely monitoring their young pitchers and the innings they've thrown

Originally Published: August 25, 2010
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

No one can predict how long and productive a career Stephen Strasburg will have in the major leagues. But this much is certain: If Strasburg does suffer an arm injury of any consequence, it won't be because the Washington Nationals failed to heed the warning signs.

When Strasburg shook his right arm in discomfort after throwing a changeup to Philadelphia's Domonic Brown on Saturday, the Nationals escorted him off the field, ordered up an MRI, placed him on the disabled list and sent him ...

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