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Chase d’Arnaud Heading to Altoona For the Next Step of Rehab; Thumb Feeling Good

Chase d’Arnaud Heading to Altoona For the Next Step of Rehab; Thumb Feeling Good

Chase d'Arnaud is finished with his rehab in Bradenton. Photo by Mark Olson

Chase d'Arnaud spent the last two days with the Bradenton Marauders, starting his rehab from a thumb injury in Spring Training. D'Arnaud torn the ligament in his thumb back in March, and underwent surgery in the middle of the month. At the time it was recommended that he have surgery to make sure everything was put back in place.

"It's a good thing that [the surgery] happened, because it ended up being completely torn once they opened me up," d'Arnaud said of the procedure.

D'Arnaud is now back on the field, and officially on his rehab assignment. The assignment started on Thursday, and gives him up to 20 days before the Pirates have to activate him from the DL. That puts his eventual return from the DL no later than June 5th. D'Arnaud has options, so the Pirates could send him to Indianapolis when he's ready. He could also provide a good short-term option off the bench, since he has done well against ...

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