Karstens to throw side session Wednesday
Jeff Karstens is throwing again.
Karstens threw 20 pitches on flat ground on Tuesday and said afterward that his shoulder is feeling fine. He remains positive that after a few more sessions he will be able to throw out of the bullpen toward the end of the season.
Manager John Russell, however, isn’t trying to rush him back out there.
“He’s progressing, but you don’t want to push it just to get him an inning,” Russell said. “We’re getting to the point to where if he doesn’t crank it up pretty soon, he probably isn’t going to crank it up.”