Earlier today I reported that Chris Stewart is hoping to play his first game on Friday down in extended Spring Training, along with an update on his rehab progress. Here are some updates from other players who are currently in extended Spring Training down in Bradenton.
**Stetson Allie is close to finishing his rehab and heading out to join the Altoona Curve. Allie was held back in extended Spring Training due to his oblique injury. He returned to game action before the end of Spring Training, but wasn't to a point where he could play a full nine innings. Since that point he has gradually increased his innings. He played three innings in two games, then five innings in two games, followed by seven innings in two games. The final step would be two full games, and he has one remaining. Allie could be heading to Altoona by the end of the week. He said that everything feels great as far as his recovery.
**Kyle McPherson is currently recovering from Tommy John surgery. He has been thr...
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