Grayson Rodriguez is confident that he’ll pitch again in September.
The progress he’s making from a strained lat suggests that he’s right.
The Orioles say Rodriguez is scheduled for another bullpen session, followed by live batting practice and a simulated game. All of it happening this week down in Sarasota, Fla.
A prolonged shutdown period led to flat-ground throwing with increased distances, a half-mound session and then regular bullpen sessions.
Throwing live batting practice and in a sim game finally allow Rodriguez to face hitters as he nears a return.