Mike Pelfrey is feeling good about his accelerated rehabilitation from reconstructive elbow surgery. Now, he needs to get the results he wants.
Pelfrey gave up five runs in his fourth spring training outing, and the Minnesota Twins lost to the Boston Red Sox 7-3 Thursday.
The big right-hander, who signed a one-year, $4-million contract with the Twins after five full big league seasons with the New York Mets, gave up six hits in just two innings.
''I fell behind in the count a lot,'' Pelfrey said. ''That's what's going to happen when you do that. I put myself in a lot of bad spots. I didn't make quality pitches. When you don't do that, you're not going to get results.''
Pelfrey had Tommy John surgery on his throwing elbow on May 1. Typical rehabilitations from the surgery take about a full year. Pelfrey said he pushed his rehab in order to be ready for the regular season April 1.
''The best thing I can say about today is I walked off feeling good,'' Pelfrey said. ''I felt like I...