Montero, who injured his finger way back in winter ball, played in his first
extended spring training game on Monday, April 7. The Diamondbacks hope that he
can return towards the beginning of May.
Tracy is now suffering from a viral infection, which has set back the rehab
of his lingering knee injury. There is still no timetable for Tracy's return.
CJ was forced from Wednesday's game after getting plunked just below his left
ring finger. He returned to the starting lineup Friday, going 0-for-3 with
a sacrifice fly.
Drew got held out of the lineup on Wednesday due to tightness in his
hamstring. He returned as the team's #8 hitters Friday, reaching base
three times in four trips to the plate.
The Big Unit made his second and final final Triple-A rehab start Wednesday
night. He allowed three runs on three hits while striking out seven
batters over six innings. Johnson said he was able to reach 89-92 MPH on
his fastball, in addition to effectively using his slider, splitter, and
changeup. The Diamondbacks expect Johnson to come off the disabled list and
start Monday, April 14th against the helpless Giants' offense.
Lefty Doug Davis underwent "successful" surgery for thyroid cancer
Thursday, the Diamondbacks said in an official statement, although few
details were released.
"Doug is awake and doing well," team physician Michael Lee said
after the operation, performed by Dr. Bob Evani.
"The only complaint he had was a mild sore throat, which is
expected. He will likely be released (Friday) and will begin follow-up
treatments at that point."
Doctors were expected to remove all or part of Davis' thyroid gland,
but specifics of the surgery were left for a press conference
scheduled for Friday. They have said Davis can expect a four- to six-week recovery period.
Davis, who had a quality start and also had two singles and a
sacrifice bunt in an 8-2 victory over the Dodgers on Tuesday, said after the
game his target date to return was the May 9-11 series at Wrigley
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