CLEARWATER , Fla. The wincing, waiting, wondering,and deep tissue massages are just about over for Daniel Schlereth.
Hehad never spent so much as two months on the disabled list. But its been nearly four months since the Tigers' left-handed relieverwent on the shelf with what has been termed left shoulder tendinitis by the club.
It feels like I have not played forever, Schlereth said Friday, while standing on the top step of the dugout at Bright House Field. I want to get back to Detroit. Ive missed everybody and being around the clubhouse. I miss competing.
If all goes well, Schlereth said he should be ready to return to Detroit from a rehabilitation assignment with the Lakeland Flying Tigers after pitching back-to-back, one-inning stints on Aug. 20-21.
Schlereth was asked if the injury was just tendinitis.
No, he said. Tendinitis does not last four months. They probably dont want me saying that. But when I could not reach back and throw 90 mph, I knew something else was ...