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With 43 Games Missed, Gil Meche Throws Four Simulated Innings

Gil Meche is slowly but surely making his way back from shoulder bursitis suffered at the end of May.

He played catch last week, then threw three simulated innings on Sunday. By Friday, he was up to four simulated innings but still without his curveball, which has caused some pain, according to the Kansas City Star.

“Everything went good,” manager Ned Yost said. “He got through it fine. No problems. It’s all part of the process going from bullpen to BP (batting practice) and ramping it up to a simulated game. Getting closer but a little ways to go.

“His mechanics were at times a little not smooth, little herky-jerky. That’s getting into throwing mechanics again, getting your rhythm back down, getting in competitive shape. The thing we’re looking for is if his arm feels good.”

Meche will have one more simulated game before making his way to his rehab assignment.

He's off the 60-day DL list on July 25.