Wood's soreness considered minor; Sowers progressing
By Anthony Castrovince/MLB.com
Indians closer Kerry Wood was scratched from his scheduled appearance Saturday against the Rangers because of soreness near his throwing arm. But Wood said Sunday that he’s back on his normal spring schedule. He’ll throw a bullpen session Monday and is expected to appear in Wednesday’s Cactus League game against the Reds.
Wood said the soreness is actually in his lat muscle, which runs under the arm and across the back. He said it is minor and is something he typically deals with in Spring Training.
“I was playing catch [Saturday] and didn’t feel as good as I wanted to,” Wood said. “We were just being cautious.”
Also on the hurting hurler front, Jeremy Sowers, who is behind schedule this spring because of left shoulder soreness, threw a simulated session Saturday and is hoping to start appearing in Cactus games by the end of this week.
Sowers, though, has no idea if he’ll be competing for a spot in the Indians’ bullpen.
“The main concern was getting healthy, then worrying about everything else,” Sowers said. “We’re getting close to that spot. I still have some hurdles to pass over, in terms of building up my workload. It’s too soon to tell how my arm will respond to the stress of game situations.”