According to mlb.com's Chris Haft, San Francisco Giants second baseman Freddy Sanchez is making progress in his rehab of his dislocated right shoulder as he began hitting from a tee but still is struggling with throwing with about a month or so away from the start of spring training.
Hitting hasn't been the biggest issue, the throwing has, though he recently increased his toss length to about 75-80 feet, planning to ramp up his workouts now from three to five days a week. Nevertheless, Freddy is confident in where he is at right now:
"Obviously you want it to go easier," said Sanchez, "you still want to hurry up and rush things. But having gone through it, I know that I'm a lot further than I was last year or the year before."
As for Buster Posey, the Giants tweeted earlier on Wednesday this update about the third-year backstop:
Buster Posey,"I started back up throwing and hitting today. January is always an important month" #SFGiants— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) January 4, 2012
Everyone is getting ready for a big 2012.
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