Tommy Hunter Working Back From Injury, Set To Throw Bullpen

Right after the Texas Rangers set their five-man starting rotation in spring training, Tommy Hunter went and sustained a fairly significant groin injury. Now, though, in the middle of April, there's good news on that front. Writes Calvin Watkins:

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Right-hander Tommy Hunter (groin) said he is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Tuesday. Hunter, on the DL with a groin injury, hasn't pitched on a mound in nearly three weeks.

So this'll be Hunter's first throwing session from a mound since he originally got hurt. If all goes well, it shouldn't be long before Hunter reports to the minors to begin what might be a brief rehab stint.

The Rangers have made three turns through their rotation without Hunter to date, with the starters having posted a 2.93 ERA over 95.1 innings. With Colby Lewis and C.J. Wilson locked in, and Derek Holland, Matt Harrison and Alexi Ogando all pitching well, Hunter's return could force Ron Washington to make a difficult decision.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.