Reynolds pain free in minicamp

January 22, 2010 | 4:52 pm | 2  

Greg Reynolds threw a 45-pitch bullpen — all fastballs — and felt no pain Friday on the final day of the Rockies medical minicamp. The star-crossed Reynolds is scheduled to throw three more bullpens before attending the brief camp the Rockies are holding Feb. 3-14 at their complex in the Dominican Republic before spring training.

Reynolds, 24, started the first game of the 2009 season for Triple-A Colorado Springs and never appeared in another game all year. In late October, he underwent exploratory surgery to have scar tissue removed from an area near his right scapula or shoulder blade and to have an inflamed bursa sac removed.

The Rockies certainly are not putting too much stock in the fact that Reynolds is pain-free and throwing fastballs in late January. But while tempering their enthusiasm, they are very encouraged by Reynolds’ progress and eager to see what happens in the Dominican and whether Reynolds can get clearance from the Rockies medical staff to begin spring training without any restrictions.

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  • Marc | January 22, 2010 | 11:18 pm

    Does anyone know what Reynolds contract situation is?
    Just wondering if we can stay the course with him for a while w/o having to make decisions about financial commitments

  • Reader f/k/a Mike | January 23, 2010 | 9:10 pm

    Reynolds has under a year of service time and (I think) a couple of options left, so there’s no problems giving him time to recover. They can let him get healthy and pitch at the Springs until he shows he’s ready.

    I wonder what’s up with Greg Smith? It would be nice to have him around as rotation depth.