Saturday, August 11, 2012

Desmond swinging bat again

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Ian Desmond has been making progress in his recovery from an oblique tear.
PHOENIX -- Ian Desmond took about 20 swings in the batting cage this evening, the first time the Nationals shortstop has been cleared to do that since landing on the disabled list with a torn left oblique muscle on July 23.

Desmond has been taking grounders and playing catch since Monday, but tonight ramped up his baseball activities to include batting practice, moving him a step closer to returning to the Nationals lineup.

That full return still won't happen for a while, likely not until early September, though manager Davey Johnson doesn't intend to hold Desmond back.

"When that man's ready, I want him back," Johnson said.
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6 comments:

Oldguy said...

Braves beating up Santana. 6-0 in second.

MicheleS said...

Get Healthy Ian!

pRAA is the obloquy troll and a pencil head said...

He'll be back just in time for the last leg of the relay.

ehay2k said...

Quick, someone tweet DeRosa to give Desi a lighter bat!

SonnyG10 said...

Boy, do I want him back, but only if he's ready. Want him to be able to finish the year. What an awesome lineup we'll have with Ian back in it.

natsfan1a said...

Yeah, baby!

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