Jul 18 Spencer Fordin, of Orioles.MLB.com, reports Baltimore Orioles SS Miguel Tejada (wrist) took 50 swings of batting practice and fielded ground balls for 20 minutes Tuesday, July 17. "I feel really good," Tejada said. "I don't think it's going to take me a lot of time to get ready. I think as soon as they say I can play and I can swing, I'm going to be ready to play." While the organization is not going to rush their star shortstop back onto the field, Tejada expects to be activated by the end of the month. KFFL
He looks like he's way ahead of schedule which is promising and a bit concerning as well. Everytime I read an update on him he seems to be doing a lot more than expected. From what I read he was just supposed to start "light" batting activities on Monday and now he's taking swings in BP and even fielding ground balls. Obviously a wrist injury is a pretty damning injury for a batter and we don't need him rushing back so he can lose even MORE power than he already has from his swing. Coming from a guy with a consecutive games streak going I fear he may be a bit overambitious to come back early, I just hope the O's management keeps a close eye on this.