Successful first bullpen for Moscot
Reds pitcher Jon Moscot, who is working his way back from a dislocated left non-throwing shoulder, threw a session the bullpen on Wednesday. It was his first time on a mound since he was injured. Up next is going to instructional league to keep throwing.
“He came out of it feeling really good,” Reds manager Bryan Price said. “He will transition to Arizona, I believe he will fly [Thursday]. He have roughly a three-week workout/bullpen regimen slated for Arizona until they are through.”
On June 15 at Detroit, Moscot hurt his shoulder while diving to tag a runner and needed surgery to repair a torn labrum.
Moscot began a throwing program on flat ground a couple of weeks ago.
“I think we have to look at this as if he’s starting Day One of a throwing program in the offseason,” Price said. “He’s accommodated the long-toss portion of that and transitioned into bullpens. Now he’ll transition as if he’s getting ready for his first Spring Training game.”
Price loathes finding the silver linings in bad situations but he inadvertently found one when discussing Moscot’s injury and recovery.
“If you really breakdown the fundamentals of pitching, you really don’t want an aggressive front side,” Price said. “Having that injury makes that front side a little bit more of a passive movement. Not that he probably thinks about it but as an old pitching coach, it’s a neat thing actually.”