Brandon Backe threw a 40-pitch - all-fastball - session yesterday. How did it go?
"I didn't try to do too much on it today," he said. "I just wanted to reintroduce myself to the rubber and get the feel of throwing off the mound again. It wasn't anything like a real test run or anything, it was basically just throwing off the mound, toward the direction of the catcher. I let a couple go, just to test it out, to see how far I could go. For the most part, I was throwing only 70 percent. So far, it's been good."
It's gonna be a little while before Backe is ready to go in a game situation.