Ross (shoulder, ankle) threw from 180 feet Tuesday and could begin throwing off a mound within the week, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports. Tuesday marked a big step in the right direction for Ross as he told reporters that not only was his foot feeling the best it has since suffering a sprained ankle, but also that his shoulder was feeling good. Provided that he's not overly sore from Tuesday's workout, the Padres can begin mapping out a throwing program for him within the next week. Ross would still likely need a lengthy rehab assignment to build up his pitch count once he gets cleared for game action.
Ross (shoulder) did not toss his scheduled bullpen Wednesday after twisting his left ankle exercising, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Ross ended up tapping his ankle and playing catch for a bit, but the team decided to push back his bullpen after his minor setback. The plan for Ross is still to return before the end of July, but that could be pushed back as he will need to complete more bullpens and compete in some rehab outings prior to rejoining the Padres.
Ross (shoulder) threw another bullpen session Tuesday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Tuesday's side session, which consisted of all fastballs, marked Ross' second since he hit the DL with right shoulder inflammation. Manager Andy Green said the team will continue to proceed with caution, and at this point, a return before the end of July may be pushing it.
Ross (shoulder) threw a 15-pitch bullpen session Saturday, Jeff Sanders of the Union-Tribune reports. Saturday marked Ross' fist bullpen session since being placed on the DL during the first week of the season due to shoulder inflammation. Throwing a bullpen is a significant milestone in his recovery, but the fact that he was limited to 15 pitches suggests that he'll need to throw several more before the Padres consider sending him out on a rehab assignment. Provided that Ross feels fine Sunday, he should be ready to throw another bullpen session at some point during the week.
Ross (shoulder) threw long-toss and worked off the front of a mound Thursday, Dennis Lin of the Union-Tribune reports. Ross continues to make progress in his rehab from a shoulder injury after being placed on the disabled list early in the season. Thursday's session was likely the last step for Ross before he begins throwing bullpen sessions. It was reported earlier in the week that Ross was targeting Sunday to throw his first bullpen, and that could still be in play if his shoulder doesn't feel any ill-effects Friday.