Henderson cleared to throw but yet to start

Henderson cleared to throw but yet to start

MILWAUKEE -- Brewers reliever Jim Henderson on Sunday had cleared a mandatory shut-down period after receiving a cortisone shot in his balky right shoulder earlier in the past week, but he was yet to resume throwing as the club took a cautious approach to his comeback.

Henderson, pegged as the Brewers' closer before a shaky Spring Training prompted a change of plans, has not been throwing since experiencing a setback during a Minor League rehabilitation appearance.

"It's always a concern when you go on rehab and you have to stop on rehab," manager Ron Roenicke said. "So he's back in the training room, they're doing some exercises to get him to the point where there's no issue at all and then they'll go back to the throwing program. I'm hoping it happens soon, but I don't know. I haven't talked to him whether it's [Monday] or the next day where we are.

"This needs to go away," Roenicke added. "We don't want to start him throwing and have him go out again and all of a sudden have this happen again. We have to make sure that when we start him up that he doesn't have the issues. He's feeling really strong, in with the trainers and where they monitor strength and all, he's doing really well."

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