Washington Nationals relief pitcher Drew Storen felt discomfort in his pitching elbow after throwing a simulated game and will be re-evaluated by Dr. James Andrews, according to the Associated Press.
"We had a little bit of bad news on Storen," Nationals manager Davey Johnson said Monday, according to the AP. "Hopefully it's nothing serious, but it doesn't sound good to me."
Storen was one of the league's top closers last season, saving 43 games for Washington in 48 chances. As insurance, the Nationals signed longtime closer Brad Lidge in the offseason.