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Erick Fedde Says MRI Revealed ‘No Structural Damage’ to Inflamed Shoulder

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An MRI showed no structural damage for Washington Nationals pitcher Erick Fedde. The 25-year old prospect exited his start on Wednesday against the Boston Red Sox after one inning out of precaution after experiencing tightness in his throwing shoulder.

Fedde indicated that the results of the MRI showed his right shoulder is “pretty inflamed” but that a few days rest should have him back on the mound.

Fedde’s velocity dropped from the low 90s in the first 80 mph in the second. That brought out a visit from pitching coach Derek Lilliquist along with manager Davey Martinez and trainer Paul Lessard. Fedde let them know his shoulder was a bit tight and at the time Martinez and Lilliquist did not want to take any chances.

Despite wanting to stay in the game as see if his shoulder would loosen, but is “thankful” Martinez, Lilliquist, and Lessard decided to pull him.

Fedde was called up on May 23 for a spot in the rotation following Stephen Strasburg and Jeremy Hellickson going on the disabled list. In six starts since, Fedde has struggled with mix results. After Wednesday’s short stint, he has an ERA of 5.79 and a 1-3 record.

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