D-backs getting closer to health
After taking three of four from the Miami Marlins, Arizona finished up 2-4 against the Washington National and New York Mets to settle for a 5-5 road trip.
And while the club is glad to be home, there is even better news on the horizon concerning three injured players.
Center fielder Chris Young took batting practice Monday before the Diamondbacks' series opener against the St. Louis Cardinals and could go on a minor league rehab assignment next week. Young hasn't played since April 17 when he injured his right shoulder in a 5-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Young shared the following tweet earlier on Monday:
To answer everyone....no I'm not playin today. Gettin alot closer though!!! Working hard to get back ASAP. Thanks again to all #ShowinL ove!— Chris Young (@CY24_7) May 7, 2012
Manager Kirk Gibson also said that shortstop Stephen Drew, who's working his way back from a horrific ankle injury suffered last July, will increase his playing time to five full innings in an extended spring training game Tuesday.
And right-handed starter Daniel Hudson, who's been on the shelf with a right shoulder impingement, will throw a bullpen session consisting of 35 to 40 pitches Tuesday and he could be back in the D-backs' rotation by the end of May.
- Didi Gregorius, D-backs' shortstop - Friday May 24Doug & Wolf get to know the D-backs' shortstop.
- Daniel Hudson, D-backs' pitcher - Friday May 24Doug & Wolf ask Huddy how he's feeling, how his rehab is going and is he regaining control of his pi
- Josh Collmenter, D-backs' pitcher - Friday May 24The D-backs' pitcher sat down with Doug & Wolf at Chase Field.
- Brad Ziegler, D-backs' pitcher - Friday May 24Doug & Wolf had a great conversation with the D-backs' pitcher.
- Derrick Hall, D-backs President & CEO - Thursday May 23Hall talks to Doug & Wolf about injured players and the upcoming series