gomarlins9703 Posted April 26, 2008 Share Posted April 26, 2008 Mitre a week away from throwing Starter to rejoin rotation by June; Johnson tossing in 'pen By Joe Frisaro / MLB.com MILWAUKEE -- Sergio Mitre, who opened the season on the disabled list, is a week away from resuming basic throwing activities. Entering Spring Training, the Marlins viewed Mitre as a top of the rotation right-hander. But he felt right forearm discomfort in his first Spring Training start. An MRI late in Spring Training revealed a forearm strain. He has been on a no-throw schedule for four to six weeks. With hopes that he begins throwing in a week, the earliest Mitre would likely be ready to join the Marlins would be in June. In other injury-related news, reliever Lee Gardner, who went on the DL on April 18 with elbow inflammation, is still in a no-throw stage. Josh Johnson, building back from Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery, is throwing bullpen sessions twice a week, and his next bullpen is slated for Tuesday. If Johnson pitches this season, it likely would be in September. Anibal Sanchez, healing from shoulder surgery, is also throwing bullpens a couple of times a week. He next throws off the mound on Tuesday. An optimistic time frame for the right-hander's return is the All-Star break. Center fielder Alejandro De Aza, who is out with a left ankle sprain, is doing range-of-motion activities. He still has a ways to go before being ready. Reliever Henry Owens is throwing bullpens, but fastballs only. Rebounding from shoulder surgery, the right-hander isn't expected back until the second half. Reliever Harvey Garcia, who had shoulder surgery recently, is months away, if he can pitch at all this season. http://florida.marlins.mlb.com/news/articl...sp&c_id=fla Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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