MRI negative on Reynolds’ elbow; Street’s shoulder improves

March 5, 2010 | 10:44 am  

TUCSON _ An MRI exam showed no structural damage to pitcher Greg Reynolds‘ right elbow, Rockies medical director Dr. Tom Noonan said Friday.

Reynolds was hit with a line drive Monday while throwing batting practice and is experiencing significant soreness in the elbow.

In other injury news, closer Huston Street, who has been slowed by inflammation in his right shoulder, played catch at 120 feet and beyond and threw 15 pitches off flat ground for the second consecutive day.

“We just want to make sure we get a couple good days under our belt,” Street said. “I’ve been encouraged the whole time. I’ve never really been worried about it.”

Also, pitcher Juan Nicasio threw in the bullpen Friday and said would pitch Sunday or Monday in a Cactus League game. Nicasio, who is in his first big league camp after going 9-3 with a 2.41 ERA last year at low Class A Asheville, had to leave Monday’s intrasquad game when the nail tore on the middle finger of his right hand.