Slow news day on a Saturday, so here’s the latest batch of injury updates:
– Masahiro Tanaka resumed throwing earlier this week with a long toss session and was scheduled to throw off a mound today. If he is able to make it back this season, it won’t be for more than a start or 2 later in the month.
** UPDATE 2:44 PM- Tanaka threw a 34-pitch bullpen session earlier this morning as scheduled and reportedly came through it fine. He told reporters he felt no pain or fatigue in his arm. Now the team will wait a day or 2 to see how he responds before deciding if he’s ready to face live hitters again. **
– If you checked out that Chad Jennings link yesterday, you found out that Ivan Nova has started throwing as part of his rehab from Tommy John Surgery in April. Right now he’s at 25-throw flat ground sessions from 60 feet every other day. …