Spring training injury update: Viciedo expects to return this weekend

Viciedo's hamstring is doing a little better. (USATSI)

Los Angeles Angels right-hander Tommy Hanson left Wednesday's start with right-triceps tendinitis, but following the game he told reporters he didn't believe it was anything serious. "It's fine ... They just wanted to take me out for safety reasons," said Hanson to MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez. He has no doubts he'll make his next start and be ready in time for the regular season.

Here are the rest of Wednesday's injury updates:

  • Los Angeles Dodgers : RHP Chad Billingsley (bruised finger) threw a bullpen session on Wednesday and will start on Saturday. He hurt himself during a bunting drill. (MLB.com)
  • San Francisco Giants : 1B Brett Pill (knee) thinks he's ready to hit just six days after surgery. He's expected to be out at least three weeks and the team will take it slow with his recovery. (San Francisco Chronicle)
  • New York Mets : C John Buck has returned to camp after missing a few days with the flu. (Newsday)
  • San Diego Padres : Both OF Chris Denorfia and C Nick Hundley are out with a flu bug that has been spreading through the clubhouse. (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Philadelphia Phillies : RHP Roy Halladay (illness) threw a bullpen session on Wednesday and is still gaining strength. He will pitch in a minor-league game this weekend. (CSNPhilly.com)
  • Tampa Bay Rays : OF Sam Fuld (hamstring) ran the bases on Tuesday, but he still needs to swing a bat and run the bases before returning to game action. (Tampa Tribune)
  • Kansas City Royals : RHP Wade Davis (sore shoulder) is slated to return to the rotation on Thursday. He's been out since March 3, though he did throw in a minor-league game last week. (Kansas City Star)
  • Chicago White Sox : OF Dayan Viciedo (hamstring) hopes to return to the lineup this weekend. He hurt himself legging out a triple earlier this week. (ESPN Chicago)

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