BRADENTON – Elias Diaz has started throwing again at Pirate City, after two days where his elbow was feeling better.
“I’ve been throwing the last two days,” Diaz said. “I feel a little better. I’m going to keep throwing. All this week I’m going to throw to the base and see how I feel.”
Diaz will also start hitting this week. All of his work, both throwing and hitting, will be in practice, rather than games. The Pirates will re-evaluate him after this week and see where he is at with his elbow.
On Sunday, Neal Huntington said that there were no concerns with the ligament in his elbow. Diaz said the same thing today.
“It’s nothing with the ligament,” Diaz said, noting that it’s the lateral part of the elbow that is bothering him.
Obviously it’s a good sign that Diaz is throwing again, after getting a few medical evaluations. The next evaluation after his throwing this week will tell a lot about his next steps and whether he can increase his workload.