"To play baseball, you have to throw the ball," Williams, a former pitcher, said. "That's the only way you're going to learn your craft and trade. We have to allow them to continue to throw, but we have to be smart as an organization and we want to try to be aggressive with trying to keep the injuries down. Because it is getting to epidemic proportion right now and I think it's important that we continue to research, continue to find ways to cut the injuries down. We're never not going to have injuries. But, if we can cut them down somewhat and protect our kids more, we've got to do it."
"I think the thing we're seeing is they're playing baseball in the summer, then they're playing fall ball, then they're taking lessons in the winter and throwing with people giving lessons, then they start up in the spring again," Williams said.