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Dallas Braden cleared to begin throwing off a mound

Jan 29, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

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Oakland left-hander Dallas Braden made only three starts last season before requiring surgery in May to repair a torn capsule in his throwing shoulder. He’s hoping for a far better experience in 2012.

According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Braden will throw off a mound Monday for the first time since going under the knife. He’s been playing regular games of catch since September and should be near 100 percent fitness by Opening Day.

Braden posted a 3.50 ERA and 1.16 WHIP across 192 2/3 innings in 2010. He owns a 4.16 career ERA.

  1. Old Gator - Jan 29, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    Then we’ll probably know by the end of spring training whether they also missed a terrific opportunity to wire his mouth shut.

  2. asharak - Jan 29, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    Typo in the headline. It should read: “Dallas Braden cleared to begin throwing off HIS mound”. 😉

  3. pisano - Jan 29, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    This guy needs professional help, he’d rowing with one oar.

    • lostsok - Jan 29, 2012 at 11:47 PM

      The dude has a tattoo of Rollie Fingers riding a Dolphin.

      Your argument is invalid.

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