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Jack Wilson Progressing Slowly in Rehab for Injured Finger

August 4th, 2012 at 9:14 PM
By Cody Fields

It was originally thought that Atlanta Braves shortstop Jack Wilson would be able to spend the minimum time out when he was placed on the 15-day disable list on July 15 when he dislocated his right pinkie finger, but it seems his progress is coming more slowly than anticipated.

Braves.com reports that Wilson was the designated hitter for the first seven games of his rehab stint with Triple-A Gwinnett and has only gotten to play a total of 11 innings Thursday and Friday in the field.

"He's still not 100 percent comfortable," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "It bothers him to throw."

Wilson was injured in the first game after the All-Star break while filling in for the injured Andrelton Simmons. The Braves have since acquired Paul Janish from the Cincinnati Reds to start at shortstop and re-called Tyler Pastornicky to serve as a backup.

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