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Right-hander Jeff Karstens is continuing to progress back from right shoulder inflammation that caused him to exit his third start of the season on April 17 early, and be placed on the 15-day disabled list the following day.

After resting his arm for 10 days, Karstens has started throwing on flat ground. Yesterday, the right-hander was throwing from 60 feet at PNC Park.

"The program is going good," Karstens said. "The rehab is slow, but surely moving in the right direction. It’s one of those things where I want to hurry up and get back as quick as I can, but I’ve got to be smart about it too. I don’t want to have it pop up again and be out. We’re trying to take the route that’s the quickest and safest all in the same thing. It’s just one of those t...

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