Smyly among Rays making positive steps in injury rehab

Smyly among Rays making positive steps in injury rehab

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Medical matters are a big deal at this year's Rays camp.

Manager Kevin Cash offered the following update on the ailing on Friday:

Drew Smyly (left-shoulder tendinitis) threw from 100 feet on Thursday and "felt really good," according to Cash. He is scheduled to throw off a mound on Saturday. That will be his first stint off a mound since March 6.

Cash said he anticipates Smyly having three or four sessions off the mound. "Then see where that leads us," Cash said.

Jake McGee (left-elbow surgery) threw a bullpen session on Tuesday and followed with another on Friday.

"His first bullpen, effortless," Cash said. "Felt really good. Actually had to dial it down a little bit because he said he felt so good. Very good signs." Cash noted that he felt the same after Friday's stint. "Very good."

Ronald Belisario (left-shoulder fracture) played catch on Thursday. On Friday, he felt fine and noted that he would like to throw a bullpen session next week.

Rene Rivera (calf tightness) will likely sit until after Tuesday due to "minor calf tightness," according to Cash.

Alex Cobb (right-forearm tendinitis) said he was feeling good. He is receiving treatment for his forearm, but he remains restricted from baseball activity.

Alex Colome (pneumonia) is still not up to strength to begin baseball activities.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.