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Bobby Seay Begins Road Back From Shoulder Injury

The tear in Bobby Seay's rotator cuff has kept him from pitching since late in spring training, but the Tigers reliever is now doing a throwing program in order to build up strength in his shoulder and try to work his way back from the injury.

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Noted orthopedic surgeon James Andrews, who has offices in Birmingham, Ala. and Pensacola, Fla., determined strengthening could be an effective solution for Seay. He is hoping to avoid a career-threatening surgery.

"Bobby will throw from 45 feet again this week in four sessions," Rand said. "It's the first step back. Hopefully, he will be able to build up his arm strength and we can get him back."

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The Tigers could certainly use the added depth in the bullpen, especially with the way Ryan Perry has been playing lately. Here's to hoping this throwing program works and Seay is able to return at some point this season.