Parra encouraged after throwing session

Parra encouraged after throwing session

Parra encouraged after throwing session
ST. LOUIS -- After playing catch for the first time in more than a week on Saturday, reliever Manny Parra increased his distance in another flat ground throwing session on Sunday. Parra, who has been shut down with left shoulder impingement, threw from 90 feet on Sunday and was encouraged by the session.

Parra said his shoulder felt good after increasing his throwing distance, and he feels nothing out of the ordinary in his shoulder. Parra will meet with team physician Dr. William Raasch on Monday to assess his progress.

Parra will likely play catch again on Monday, but said he's unsure of what the next step in his recovery could be. He said he hopes to get in some work off the mound soon, but will leave that decision up to the doctors.

"Who knows?" Parra said. "Maybe I'll just get out there. The only thing I focus on is trying to feel good."