Milwaukee Brewers reliever Jim Henderson, on the disabled list since May 2 with shoulder inflammation, had a solid bullpen session on Sunday.
According to MLB.com, Henderson was pain-free during a 25-pitch session and said it was particularly noteworthy that he felt no discomfort when throwing his slider.
“It went well,” Henderson said. “It was awkward just not being on the mound for 12 days or whatever it’s been.
“Mechanically, probably just need to clean up some things. We’re still another bullpen and two or three rehab appearances away, so there’s still some strengthening that needs to be done in the shoulder. But fix up the mechanics and it’s back to normal.”
Henderson is scheduled to throw another bullpen session Tuesday or Wednesday and if that goes well, the Brewers will plot out his rehabilitation schedule in the minor leagues.
Meanwhile, third baseman Aramis Ramirez has been on the disabled list for about a week (the transaction was Tuesday, retroactive to May 11) and hasn’t done any baseball activities since straining his left hamstring in a game against the New York Yankees last weekend.
Ramirez told MLB.com that he will do some light jogging in Atlanta on Monday and will have a better idea of how he’s progressing afterward.
“We were going to do some (jogging in Chicago), but it’s too cold and we didn’t want to take a chance with the cold weather,” Ramirez said. “Atlanta’s going to be nice and hot and we’re going to do some baseball stuff there.”
Manager Ron Roenicke said Ramirez played catch before Sunday’s game and was able to extend the leg normally with no discomfort, but added there is no rush to get him back for fear of making the injury worse.