Chris Johnson is getting close to returning from his intercostal strain and took BP yesterday for the first time, says McTaggart.
"I had some soreness after we hit, so I backed it down and didn't hit. Today, I got back after it and I'll see how it responds. That's basically what it's coming down to, is how it responds to me taking full swings."
"He's almost to the point where he might be starting Spring Training all over again because he's missed so much time at this point. He's making good progress and [head athletic trainer] Nate Lucero and the coaches are monitoring it, and hopefully we get him on a rehab assignment sooner rather than later."