Report: Baldelli on verge of return
The St. Petersburg Times reports that Rocco Baldelli could come off the disabled list as soon as this weekend.
"We are taking a good look at him and he's been responding very well," manager Joe Maddon said. "Hitting the ball well, running better, playing on defense. Seems to be the recovery is a little bit quicker. So we'll see. It has a good tone to it right now." Out since spring training, Baldelli has hit .271/.354/.514 with five homers and 16 RBI in 22 minor league games, so his bat could be ready. His legs are another issue.