NEW YORK --- Philip Humber is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Charlotte on Sunday.
Humber, who went on the disabled list on June 22 with a right elbow flexor strain, isnt certain how many rehab starts he might require before he could return. For now hes only focused on his first start.
But Humber, who is 3-4 with a 6.01 ERA in 12 starts this season, is ready to test his elbow.
It feels good right now, Humber said. But there are still some hurdles to cross as far as pitches Im throwing. Definitely when you get in the game its a little bit different. Im looking forward to testing it out. So far so good. Everything is progressing.
Humber said he hasnt had any setbacks since he was placed on the DL. At the time of his injury, Humber was still able to play catch. He has also thrown off the mound several times in the past eight days.
I didnt take that long without being on the mound, Humber said. I felt good. I felt comfortable the times off the mound since Ive pitched last.
Sources have confirmed that kids really do say the darndest things.
In a spring training game Sunday afternoon, 6-year-old Brody Chernoff, son of Indians general manager Mike Chernoff, spilled the beans on his dad's prospective moves. Goated by announcer Todd Hamilton, Brody said that his dad was trying to keep Lindor in Cleveland for seven more years.
On one hand, Brody's honesty rivals a young Abraham Lincoln. Not even Adrian Wojnarowski could cultivate a source so honest and to the point. On the other, his dad probably is a little shocked that contract offer leaks are coming from his own family.
Either way, though, hearing that Lindor may be in Cleveland for a while is bad news for the White Sox. The 23-year-old stud shortstop has hit over .300 in his first two big-league seasons. So definitely not someone you want to have in your division for years to come. Oh, plus he's absolutely nasty with the leather.
Cubs fans know all about Lindor's talents, too. The shortstop hit .296 in his first World Series and was almost a key reason the Indians captured the crown. Almost!
Watch the hilarious exchange in the video above.
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