Sunday, July 10, 2011

Hairston to Return July 18

The Washinton Nationals website reported today that Jerry Hairston Jr could return to the line-up as soon as July 18. Hairston has been on the DL since June 29 when he broke his wrist after being hit by a pitch. Hairston has been busy this weekend rehabing his wrist.

This past Saturday Hairston was fielding ground balls as well as throwing from shortstop. Sunday he was able to take dry swings. On Wednesday he plans to hit off of a tee and take full batting practice. This Thursday he plans to have a full workout and expect Hairston to play the first of three rehab games on Friday.

"Throwing the ball is not really an issue or problem," Hairston said. "Swinging a bat, being in the fire and trying to swing it 100 mph, that's going to be the biggest test. I'll know more after I play in a couple games."

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