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Spring Training Roundup: Injury Edition

Coming into this season, the Indians had one of baseball's deepest collection of major-league starters. Cue the injuries:

Jake Westbrook had his first start of the spring pushed back a few days because of arm soreness, but he came through his first outing unscathed on Sunday.

"My arm felt good," Westbrook said after working a 1-2-3 inning against the Tigers. "It feels a lot better than it did [Thursday]. I'll get into my routine, and hopefully I'll progress."

Adam Miller has been battling a blister, though it appears all is clear now.

Top pitching prospect Adam Miller said that the blister on the middle finger of his throwing hand has completely healed.

Miller is slated to do some long-tossing Monday. He'll then progress to bullpen sessions on the side before taking part in any Grapefruit League games.


With Trot Nixon taking his true grit to Arizona, the Indians are a bit short in the intangibles department this spring. But don't worry...the club's busy developing a new crop of grinders:

Catcher Wyatt Toregas, who popped the dislocated tip of his left index finger into place Sunday against the Tigers, said he should be ready to catch today.

Toregas was hit by a pitch on his glove hand in the eight inning.

"It was pointed straight up," said Toregas. "I just popped it back into place."

Asked whether the process was as easy as it sounded, Toregas said, "No, I had to grind it."

As for that other Indians player who's often injured, I won't mention his name this spring for his own safety.