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Level: Class A (Potomac)
DOB: 8/10/1988 (Age: 24)
Drafted/Signed: Second round, 2010 (San Diego)
Sammy Solis is on his way back from Tommy John surgery and has returned to the mound for the Nationals' minor league affiliate, Potomac.
Solis has started four games this season, pitching 16 innings and allowing 15 hits and six earned runs. Solis has struck out nine and walked five so far this season.
The most important thing is certainly not the numbers for Solis, it is whether or not there is any pain in his road to recovery.
According to James Wagner of The Washington Post, Solis is feeling good thus far, "Solis said his elbow is pain-free, unlike in late 2011 and 2012. He first threw a baseball four months after his March 2012 procedure."
Solis was impressive in his first start since returning from surgery, reportedly throwing 92-94 mph, according to Byron Kerr of MASNSports.com.