Reusse interview with Pat Neshek
Posted 07 July 2014 - 05:00 PM
1) Not getting an MRI on Neshek's throwing arm at the end of 2008, which he stated he had requested. Instead deciding on a rest and rehab program.
2) Starting him back in the big leagues in 2010 out of Spring Training following surgery, as opposed to building arm strength in AAA. He stated that in hindsight, this "was the worst" possible scenario for getting back to full strength.
Unfortunate to hear how he was mishandled. We know he's not alone. I hope they can get their act together soon.
Posted 07 July 2014 - 05:16 PM
Perhaps this is a good time to remember that the head trainer has since been fired.
I'd like to reiterate that this is a very good time to remember that so if any of you want to pile on the Twins medical staff, you better be doing so in the past tense.
Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:20 PM
rosterman at www.twinscards.com
Posted 07 July 2014 - 10:12 PM
"Nice catch Hayes...don't ever f*****g do it again."
Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:54 AM
"It started bothering me later in the season in 07.......and we got to August and I noticed my slider wasn't sharp and I just felt like, a dead feeling in my elbow, and I went in and I wanted to get an MRI, and.... we never did that, and they prescribed me a lot of rehab, so they shut me down with 3 weeks left in the season..... and we did rehab the whole winter and then I came back and I didn't feel much better and I ended up blowing it out on May of 08."
on velocity and coming back from TJ
"I relied a lot on the deception.... and that is still doing well for me now....the ball kind of sneaks up on a lot of guys.....it's 92 but ya know it might look like 99, because they can't really pick it up, especially to the right-handed guys. I came back in 2010 and my whole plan was let's get a good half year down at AAA or wherever it is, AA or wherever and build up arm strength, you know I missed 24 months in between games.... and my whole thing was I wanted to pitch..... and I had a pretty good spring.... and sure enough I made the team and that was probably the worst thing that could have happened to me that year. I wish I could have just went down to AAA and pitch my butt off every other day and built my arm strength back up..... my velocity then it was at first 84, 85, there were some flashes were it would be 88, 89 , but it was just kind of a struggle and I wish I could have been able to pitch a little bit more."
Edited by spoofbonser, 08 July 2014 - 09:58 AM.
Posted 08 July 2014 - 09:44 AM
He seems like a great guy, is a great story coming back from personal tragedy and it is awesome that he is an all star in his home state.