Saturday, September 17, 2005
Left-hander Michael Hinckley, once considered the Nationals' top pitching prospect, saw Dr. Tim Kremcheck in Cincinnati, and it was discovered that Hinckley has a tight capsule in his left shoulder. Hinckley is expected to have surgery in the shoulder soon. Hinckley played for Class-A Potomac this season and went 3-9 with a 4.93 ERA in 22 games. He is expected to be ready for the start of Spring Training.