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Vines could be back by June 1

Chris Vines

Chris Vines had Tommy John surgery ten months ago. He could be about ten days away from leaving Extended Spring Training and joining a team, probably the Rome Braves. Back in March Vines talked with Bill Shanks about his recovery and his rehab from the major elbow surgery.

SHANKS: What was the date of your Tommy John surgery? VINES: July 18th. SHANKS: So where are you now (late March)? VINES: I've thrown my fourth bullpen at fifty percent. I hope to be ready sometime in May. That'll put me at about ten months. I've been pretty fortunate. My arm feels great. It's gaining a lot of strength. SHANKS: How long had you had elbow discomfort? VINES: It was necessarily...

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