Jesse Litsch: Rehab Report

By on June 14, 2011

Photo by Eddie Michels

DUNEDIN, Fl. (RSEN)– Toronto Blue Jays RHP and Pinellas Park native Jesse Litsch (impinged right shoulder) works his rehab assignment in Dunedin.

Litsch tossed two shutout innings during his first  simulated game last week at the Blue Jays Mattox Training Center.  Litsch allowed one hit and struck out three on 31-pitches, 21-strikes.  “”I’m staying here for a little

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while,” said Litsch afterwards when ask about starting a rehab assignment, “Today everything felt good and I was ready to get out there.”

Litsch threw anything but a short side the next morning with no problems since being placed on the 15-Day DL with a right shoulder impingement May 20.  “I probably went more than 35-pitches but it’s a good side,” said Litsch, “I wanted to push it and see how it (shoulder) feels, it feels great.  Now another bullpen Friday then we will go from there.”  Litsch is 4-3 with a 4.66 ERA this season.

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Litsch had his second bullpen session moved inside Friday as rain showers blanketed the area.  Litsch reported no problems after throwing 35-plus pitches and expects to throw another bullpen on this week.

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