Colorado Rockies pitcher Juan Nicasio has started throwing off a mound less than three months after he sustained a broken neck.
Nicasio suffered a fractured C-1 vertebra on Aug. 5 when he was struck by a line drive off the bat of Washington's Ian Desmond and fell face first in front of the mound.
He underwent a surgical procedure in which doctors inserted two pins and a metal plate to help make the area more stable.
Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd told the Denver Post that Nicasio's progress was "a miracle."
After he was promoted from Double-A this season, Nicasio went 4-4 with a 4.14 ERA in 13 starts.