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Josh Bell Returns to Full Practice, While Francisco Cervelli Makes Progress

Josh Bell had a full workday today. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Josh Bell Returns to Full Practice, While Francisco Cervelli Makes Progress

BRADENTON, Fla. - Francisco Cervelli hasn't fully returned from his foot discomfort, but made some progress today. He threw, hit in the cage, and said he felt good at the end of the day.

Cervelli was expected to return to the field today. It doesn't sound like he will miss a lot of time with the issue. In response to playing in the World Baseball Classic, he said that he's got time and needs to feel 100%.

"I'm working hard to just get better soon," Cervelli said.

Other than that, he deferred to the medical staff and Head Athletic Trainer Todd Tomczyk on when he would be ready to fully return.

"I just follow Todd," Cervelli said. "Whenever he tells me I'm ready, I'm ready. I'm just a player. They went to school, and they know more than I do."

We should hear more on Cervelli t...

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