NEW YORK — There isn’t much to update in the way of injury status for either outfielder Michael Morse or closer Drew Storen but the Nationals are hoping to have more information on both players after Wednesday afternoon’s 1:10 p.m. game against the New York Mets.
Morse, who took himself out of his rehab game in the seventh inning Monday night, was re-examined by the Nationals team doctors on Tuesday. The team is now sending the tests on his right lat strain to Dr. James Andrews to get a second opinion from him.
Storen was scheduled to visit with Andrews as well on Tuesday for a second opinion on the elbow soreness that reoccurred Sunday afternoon when he threw to hitters for the first time since early March. By Wednesday morning, the team still had not received the results of that examination but the feeling remained that what they could be dealing with is bone chips in the right-hander’s elbow.
When Storen had his initial MRI arthrogram on March 22, it showed a small loose body in the elbow that the doctors felt could have been there for years. The decision was made to treat the soreness with rest and medication but when Storen tried to ramp up and throw a simulated game on Sunday, the irritation returned.
Hopefully we’ll have more information on both players after the game.