The whirlwind spring training for the Tampa Bay Rays took another turn on Thursday, with top pitching prospect Brent Honeywell apparently injuring his throwing arm. The eyewitness account Rays manager Kevin Cash told reporters that Honeywell has a forearm strain and will be further evaluated. Uh oh. As we die-hard baseball fans know, "forearm strain" is often the initial reported issue when a player has torn his UCL, which leads to Tommy John surgery. It's important to note that this doesn't mean it's the case every single time. Honeywell could definitely just have a mild muscle strain and fully recover before the season starts. It's just scary to see those words in this day and age.
Rays top pitching prospect Brent Honeywell suffers an arm injury in spring training
CBS Sports | Feb 22