During the first week of Spring Training, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Austin Meadows pulled his hamstring rounding first base. The initial expectation was that he would be out through the month of April, making the jump to West Virginia in early May.
Meadows suffered a setback as he was starting to make his way back on the field. While running the arches of the bases, he injured his hamstring at a spot that was lower than the original injury. Meadows had an MRI, and ended up having to go through the same process as before, sitting on the sidelines and resting the injury.
“It’s been a pretty good progression. No setbacks or anything like that the second time,” Meadows told me today. “I’m on the field now, and getting close to games.”
For the past three days, Meadows has been on the field, doing some hitting, throwing, and work in the outfield. He’s progressing his way back to games, which will come after he starts taking live batting practice. There’s no specific timetable fo...
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