Oliver Perez thinks he'll need only five Cactus League innings in order to be ready for the start of the season.
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The D'Backs start their season on March 22, but if Perez does indeed only need five innings, he should have time to get ready. The left-hander was officially signed on Monday and seems likely to appear in a Cactus League game later this week.
Brandon Beachy said Monday that he'd been assured by doctors that his "ligament is fine."
Beachy had to leave Monday's start early because of tightness in his elbow and biceps, something he admitted that he's dealt with over the past couple weeks. "I'm not worried at all about it," Beachy said. "I've seen the doctors, and they've done everything. My ligament is fine. I've got some inflammation in there and it got a little too tight in my bicep. It was just unproductive to keep pushing and fighting through it. I'm not scared at all. I didn't come in here feeling 100 percent. This is something I've been dealing with. It had been getting easier the harder I threw and the harder I pushed. Today, it just got a little too tight on me." It doesn't sound like Beachy has a serious injury, and he's yet to be ruled out for the start of the season. However, it wouldn't be surprising if the Braves ultimately decide to give him some extended rest.
David Huff (shoulder) allowed a run on two hits over an inning of work in his Cactus League debut Monday.
Matt Cain tossed five no-hit innings before Huff allowed a single to the first man he faced in the sixth. "I thought he threw the ball fine his first time out," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "We'll try to get him stretched out. It was good to see him pitch an inning." Assuming he's healthy, Huff should make the Opening Day roster as a long reliever.