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.
- Eric Chavez - Friday May 17D-Backs 3rd baseman Eric Chavez joined Burns & Gambo to discuss his recent hot streak.
- Tim Kurkjian - Thursday May 16ESPN MLB Insider Tim Kurkjian joined Burns and Gambo to discuss the development of Diamondbacks star
- Kevin Towers, D-backs GM - Wednesday May 15KT talks to Doug & Wolf about the big win over the Braves!
- Keith Law, ESPN MLB Insider - Monday May 13Law talks to Doug & Wolf about Justin Upton's return to AZ.
- Heath Bell, D-backs pitcher - Friday May 10Bell talks to Doug & Wolf about Sushi and the mentality of a closer