by giving him a bit of a brake and starting him up again a bit later, it helps prevent scarring to form in his arm.
While if they just shut him down early and he did not start up again until spring training, the possibility of scarring occurring is far greater.
>>"I understand he has been treated recently for loose liver, which has been going around"
What symptoms are associated with 'loose liver'?
I used to have a condition that cropped-up after every weekend called 'Overworked Liver'...
Very similar in symptomology but the only way to cure loose liver or LL is to go on on the DL. Rest alone won't do it. A patient must be on the DL