Faster, Taller Youth League Pitchers May Face Greater Risk of Injury

April 3, 2015 1:00 PM

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FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Faster pitching, being taller and playing on multiple baseball teams are linked to a higher risk of pitching-related injuries in youth baseball players, a new study found.

"Playing for multiple teams increases the number of pitches that a player throws and the likelihood that a pitcher is throwing through fatigue," said study lead author Dr. Peter Chalmers, an orthopedic resident at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. "Multiple studies have shown fatigue to be ...

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