Suffering a torn right hip cartilage that was surgically repaired just as 2010 Spring Training began, Ross missed three full months in rehabilitation. He was depressed. During that time away from the game and his teammates, Washington's 2007 First Round Draft Pick realized how much he missed the game and refocused his commitment--wishing to return to the promising and talented lefty pitcher many saw in him coming out of Missouri State University.
In 2011 Spring Training, Ross Detwiler is leaving an impression again. A good one. His manager Jim Riggleman and Pitching Coach Steve McCatty have offered praise over what they've witnessed in the short span of time since Pitchers & Catcher reported to Viera, Florida. Against The Mets yesterday, Detwiler's fastball reached a high of 93 MPH.
The 25-year old looked good but more importantly--Ross Detwiler is having fun playing baseball again.
Nats320 caught up with Ross Detwiler to ask him about his early spring performances:
Nats320: Knowing you were depressed to be sitting on the sidelines last spring training with your hip injury, how rewarding is it to be back out here on the field competing for a job?
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