View Full Version : Belisle Update (6/12)

06-12-2006, 11:50 AM
GETTING THERE - Matt Belisle is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list today, but he's not quite ready to go yet even though he feels much better.

His lower back is vastly improved from a couple of weeks ago, when he had trouble even sitting down for extended periods. He threw a bullpen session Saturday and is scheduled for another of 50-60 pitches today that could be his green light to get back into a game.

"I think after this bullpen (today), if I feel like I did the last three days, I feel like I'm ready to take it to the next level," said Belisle.

Barring a setback, he should be on a rehab assignment later in the week. He just doesn't want to push too hard in his eagerness to return.

"I feel good right now," he said. "I know the feeling so well, I've got to get it to where I know it's right and then wait a little bit longer, with it being the back, because everything's associated with that."