Sheets Making Progress
Sheets was in good spirits after an 82-pitch bullpen session in which he threw mostly fastballs, with a few changeups mixed in.
"Two of the last three have been good," said Sheets, who wasn't particularly pleased with his previous session. "We're getting there."
Sheets wasn't certain whether he would be allowed to face hitters next time out. Once an injured pitcher gets to that stage, the next step is a minor-league rehabilitation assignment.
"I've got to be getting close (to facing hitters)," said Sheets, on the DL since the first week of May with shoulder tendinitis. "I'm sure it's coming soon.