Trevor Bauer is a pitcher for the Cleveland Indians. In a recent article I read in Sports Illustrated, Bauer explained his long toss theory for keeping his arm strong and preventing the injuries that so many pitchers today face. Three to five times a week, instead of throwing on the sidelines which so many pitchers do, he goes to the outfield and uses a 30-35 degree arc on his throws. This is what is known as the long toss. He says it improves his strength and does not put stress on his arm.This technique was introduced by Alan Jaeger. Jaeger teaches this technique to young arms as well as veteran pitchers. If you are interested in this technique for your young son or daughter, simply put Jaeger’s name in your search engine and you will find all kinds of information on it. It certainly makes sense to me since so many pitchers seem to be subject to surgery at a young age. Jaeger will even suggest you try this technique from a distance of only 10 feet at the beginning. As you age, you increase the distance.