Reynolds pain free in minicamp
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.