New rules would put stricter limits on high school pitch counts
Burnsville junior Sam Carlson, considered the state’s most highly regarded pitcher in his class, said he is “thankful in a weird way” that he had arm trouble when he was 12 years old.
“I now do an arm care program over the winter before the season even starts,” said Carlson, a righthander who injured the back shoulder area of his pitching arm. “The last three years I’ve really taken care of my arm, and I have felt great. It really has changed my perspective on everything.”