Last year was very tough on Colby Shreve. Not only did he miss 2008 with Tommy John Surgery, he missed 2009 after getting a bone spur, requiring more surgery from the noted Dr. James Andrews.
That’s all behind him now, however. Shreve made his pro debut Monday and his first pro start on Thursday, allowing just one run over 5.1 innings in a win over Kannapolis. He feels 100%, and he’s obviously excited to be pitching in real games.
“It was a significantly shorter rehab [last year] but after instructs, I got back into it, and the season ended,” he said before Friday’s game in Kannapolis.
“I think it was good for me though to have an off-season. The year before I was in Florida rehabbing the entire time.
“It’s been a long journey, but it’s good to be back.”