Corpas happy after bullpen, could soon rehab
Rockies right-handed setup man Manuel Corpas, out since June 19 with a bone chip issue in his elbow, felt good after a bullpen session on Monday. How good?
“I don’t know how hard I threw — maybe 100 (mph) right now,” Corpas said, smiling. “I threw pretty hard. And I threw my slider, everything.”
Manager Jim Tracy said a good throwing session Monday could mean a Minor League injury rehab assignment, possibly as soon as Wednesday. Tracy said the club is leaning against a smulatd game, since it would create the need for a couple days’ rest. Tracy also said the Rockies believe seeing him pitch with the adrenaline that comes with game action will be a better measure of how he’s doing.
“My sinker is good,” Corpas said. “My slider is good. My command is good. Especially my balance and my mechanics are good. I’m ready. My arm is fine, not sore. That’s why I’m happy. Too many days off — I don’t like it.”