Now Commenting On:

{"content":["injury" ] }

Twins say Guerrier progressing as planned

Twins say Guerrier progressing as planned play video for Twins say Guerrier progressing as planned

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Right-hander Matt Guerrier threw his first live bullpen session on Tuesday without any issues, and he remains on track to make his Grapefruit League debut on Tuesday against the Rays.

Guerrier, who had surgery in mid-August to repair the flexor mass in his right elbow, is scheduled to throw another live bullpen session Friday.

"He's throwing all his pitches now, so he's getting close," Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said. "He's probably a bullpen or two away from getting in a game next week. I think he should be on schedule. Every report has been positive for him. No issues. No soreness."

Antony added that Guerrier, who is a non-roster invitee as a Minor League signing, should still have ample time to get ready for the regular season. The Twins open the season against the White Sox in Chicago on March 31.

"If he starts in on the 11th, he'll have 17 or 18 days," Antony said. "It'll probably be a lot like [Anthony] Swarzak last year, who came in with a rib injury but still had plenty of time to get ready. So he should have plenty of opportunity to get in games."

Rhett Bollinger is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Bollinger Beat, and follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{"content":["injury" ] }
{"content":["injury" ] }
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español