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Adeiny Hechavarria almost a week from return

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After landing on the 15-day disabled list on April 18th with a right elbow bruise, Adeiny Hechavarria is almost a week away from his return.

The 23 year-old shortstop took some grounders and made throws during batting practice on Thursday. Hechavarria is hopeful that he will be reinstated on May 2 at Philadelphia, although manager Mike Redmond said that he plans for Hechavarria to play some games in Jupiter before joining the big league team again.

Update on other injured players:

  • Right-hander Henderson Alvarez, who kicked off the season on the DL with a right shoulder inflammation, will be throwing a 45-pitch simulated game on Saturday and then on next Thursday, he’ll pitch a 60-pitch start in Jupiter
  • Nathan Eovaldi, who also began the season on the DL, has started his long-toss progression
  • Casey Kotchman, who’s been out with a strained left hamstring, will be still out a few weeks.
  • Catcher Jeff Mathis (broken right collarbone) could start his rehab assignment as soon as May 1st.
  • Logan Morrison (right knee) can start his rehab assignment games on May 10th.