Instead of having surgery to repair damage in his injured throwing shoulder, Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Daniel Schlereth opted to use therapy to get himself back to action, and is reportedly back to tossing bullpen sessions according to The Detroit News' Lynn G. Henning:
Daniel Schlereth chose not to have surgery to repair shoulder damage. Therapy has worked. He's back throwing bullpens at Lakeland, Fla.— Lynn G. Henning (@Lynn_Henning) July 20, 2012
Schlereth was moved to the 60-day disabled list on June 2 after an MRI revealed no structural damage, but had to face a decision about whether to have surgery to fully repair the injury or try and rush back into action. Although he currently sports an inordinately-high 10.29 earned-run average in 2012, the 26-year-old lefty was a valuable part of Detroit's bullpen last season with a 3.49 ERA over 49 appearances, and could be a boost down the stretch if he's able to avoid another setback in his recovery.