Valverde joined the Astros in Pittsburgh to rehab under trainer Nate Lucero's guidance. He'll play catch and run around a little bit at PNC Park...
“Next week I’m going to throw bullpens and then live batting practice. Then the week after that I’ll go to Round Rock or Double-A. That’s what I’m expecting. As I sat in my house, I was bored. I think it was too much for me. I’m a guy who wants to compete every time. When I see my team play, I want to be there. It doesn’t matter if I’m pitching or not.”
And Geary! Geary threw some BP, as well.
"I threw about 35-40 pitches. I started off good. Toward the middle I started getting tired and then I finished off strong. I felt like I was throwing the ball good."
And down in Oswaltbach, Texas, ain't nobody feelin' no pain:
"I feel pretty good", says Oswalt.