Any kind of repetitive (new) exercise / positioning can bring this sort of thing on. Once it has settled, some stretching exercises and shoulder/ upper back mobilisation before you start throwing should help wake things up and prevent damage/tightening. I find Pilates to be brilliant for the older body - maintaining/improving joint mobility and strengthening where necessary to support vulnerable areas like the back & hips.
In the short term a physical therapist might be able to manipulate the shoulder/ upper back and release things - physiotherapist / chiropractor whatever works for you. Good luck!
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