Thursday, April 13, 2006

Ben Sheets Has No Discomfort After Rehab Start

Milwaukee starting pitcher Ben Sheets continued rehab therapy Wednesday with no ill effects as the result of his most previous outing. Sheets, who began the season on the DL with a shoulder injury, threw 75 pitches with 52 strikes, nine strikeouts, and no walks while surrendering only three hits in a seven-inning rehabilitation outing the day before with the Triple A Nashville Sounds. Trainers say a pitcher's condition after such an outing is a key test in a recovery regimen, and Sheets reported no undue discomfort. The next three days will also be critical. Sheets could return to the club as soon as Sunday, and could start with a 90-pitch limit.