Rehabbing Gorzelanny still seeking old velocity

Rehabbing Gorzelanny still seeking old velocity

MILWAUKEE -- More than halfway through his month-long Minor League rehabilitation assignment, Brewers left-hander Tom Gorzelanny is still working to rediscover his usual velocity, manager Ron Roenicke said Saturday.

Gorzelanny began a 30-day rehab on May 14 and is pitching at Triple-A Nashville. In 10 Minor League innings, Gorzelanny has surrendered only two earned runs, but Roenicke said: "With him, I heard velocities again yesterday, and he's still not where he needs to be. It's velocity, command. They kind of go hand in hand. He's not where he needs to be."

Gorzelanny had surgery in early December to repair tears to his labrum and rotator cuff. He had originally hoped to be ready shortly after Opening Day.

What if his velocity does not return before June 12, the final day of his rehab assignment?

"Those are tough decisions," Roenicke said. "That's why I want to make sure he's ready when he comes here."

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