The rehabilitation from shoulder surgery continued to be positive for starting pitcher Paul Wilson. The right-hander stretched his long toss regimen to 120 feet Monday, and he will be throwing in a side session from flat ground Wednesday.

Reds head trainer Mark Mann said that Wilson could be throwing in a live batting practice session next week.

Wilson’s last bullpen session was Wednesday. He was given a longer rest period since the volume and intensity of his pitches had been increasing. He was throwing at around 75 percent but ended sessions working at 90 percent intensity

Sounds like so far, so good for Wilson. Here’s hoping he’ll be ready when that 5th spot comes up in April.

3 Responses

  1. Brian B.

    Batting practice next week? Next stop, batting practice every 5th game starting in April.

  2. Brian B.

    Also from

    “The intangibles never show up in the stats,” Womack said. “People say I don’t have a good on-base percentage. But when I get on, a lot of things happen. There are no stats for that.”

    Okay, Erts. Find me a stat that for Womack’s-impact-after-he-actually-does-get-on-base.