PowerPlay Athlete Ricky Vanasco is getting ready to play his first full major league season after signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers at the end of 2023. Throughout a successful minor league career, he’s racked up 279 strikeouts along with a 3.46 ERA.
Now that he’s on the major league roster, Ricky is gaining momentum and leaning on PowerPlay cold compression wraps to maintain a competitive edge in the MLB.
“I’ve learned a lot about what my body needs this year… this has been one of the best things I’ve gotten for recovery.”
Ricky’s Favorite Wrap
As a right-handed pitcher, Ricky puts his body through some intense motion every game. This year, he’s actually gravitated to the PowerPlay Hip Wrap to minimize recovery and maximize performance.
“I needed something to bring the inflammation and the fluid down in my hip after games and workouts. Heat made it worse and more stiff. It needed compression and ice … Using PowerPlay after each outing was so beneficial. I wasn’t stiff or sore the next day.”
Life as a pro athlete means long hours spent on the road, and at-home recovery time is just as important as time spent in the gym. In short: an athlete’s job is never done.
Ricky shares that PowerPlay’s portability is a big advantage, maximizing recovery any time, any place.
“It’s so portable. I put it in my baseball bag with all my cleats and stuff, and it goes right on the truck. It’s been so good. It’s really honestly made this off-season more enjoyable.”
Follow Ricky Vanasco
You can catch Ricky in action as the Dodgers’ spring training schedule starts off against the Padres on February 22, 2024.
And outside of baseball, Ricky and his wife just welcomed their first baby in December 2023!
You can follow him on Instagram @ricky_v13.