Jim Thome rehabs in Threshers Uni, Martinez starts Rehab

By on June 2, 2012

Jim Thome takes a big cut and misses to run the count to 3-2 in the fourth inning Friday in Clearwater. Friday night June 1st, 2012 in Clearwater (Eddie Michels photo)

CLEARWATER, Fla.– Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Jim Thome rehabs at Brighthouse Field in Clearwater.   Thome battling a lower back injury began rehab in Clearwater with the Threshers went 1 for 3 and walked Friday night in his first rehab game.

Also beginning rehab Michael Martinez who finally is getting some playing time was 1 for 4 with a run.

Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Jim Thome strikes a familiar pose Friday during his first rehab game for Class-A Clearwater. Hitting just .111 for the Phillies this season Thome has been on the 15-day DL since May 2 back dated to April with a lower back strain. (Photo by Eddie Michels)

Phillies 2B Michael Martinez reaches for a pitch and gets an infield single to third in the bottom of the first. Martinez, who has yet to play this year because of a fracture in his right foot later scored showing no problems on the base paths. (Photo by Eddie Michels)

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