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Henderson moving up to Double-A in rehab

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MILWAUKEE -- After more than two months on the disabled list, Brewers right-hander Jim Henderson is making progress toward a Major League return and is moving up to Double-A Huntsville in his rehab, manager Ron Roenicke said Tuesday. Henderson has been sidelined since May 2 with right shoulder inflammation. After being the Brewers' closer last year, he lost the job this season after experiencing a dip in velocity in Spring Training.

The righty has been rehabbing at the team's facility in Arizona and made his first appearance in the Arizona League last week. In two appearances totaling 2 2/3 innings, Henderson has allowed one hit and no runs while striking out three.

Roenicke said Henderson's velocity was "really good" in the latest outing and that the Brewers had set a targeted Major League return date, though he didn't know when it was.

Meanwhile, righty Tyler Thornburg, who went on the DL on June 7 with right elbow soreness, is still playing catch and is not scheduled for a bullpen session for a few more days, Roenicke said. He said the team didn't anticipate Thornburg to be sidelined for so long.

Caitlin Swieca is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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