He’s gone from rock bottom to World Series Champion in his decade of professional baseball. Nationals Pitcher Aaron Barrett joins The Sports Extra Podcast to talk through his journey in the MLB.

He’s had three major injuries that required surgery, including a horrific broken arm. He spent years battling back to the big leagues and was called up to the Nats just before the 2019 World Series.


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Barrett says being called up in 2019 almost felt like a bigger moment in his career than his first call up because he knew the pain and sacrifice it took to have that moment.

In 2021, the pitcher has been reassigned to Harrisburg while he continues to rehab a torn meniscus that required surgery this offseason.

Barrett’s story is so compelling, in fact, that a documentary film crew has been following the pitcher and his family around since the offseason.

Plus the podcast talks about MLB All-Star Game, the Home Run Derby and more on this week’s episode.

Meet the voices behind the podcast: Allie Berube and Logan Reever. The Sports Extra Podcast is designed to bring listeners closer to the games, teams and athletes they love. The podcast will dive deeper than the hosts can go on TV.

The Sports Extra Podcast will release episodes every Thursday and will range in sports topics. The goal is to talk about national sports with a local flair. Allie & Logan plan to bring in guests each week to share their perspectives on sports.

You can catch The Sports Extra Podcast presented by abc27 starting April 22nd. The team drops new episodes every Thursday. Listen wherever you get your podcasts or right here on abc27.com.