Monday was a day of big progress for Yankees shortstopDidi Gregorius, who resumed throwing for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on Oct. 17.
During a pre-spring training workout with many Yankees teammates at the club’s minor-league facility, Gregorius said that he “threw 60 feet, 25 tosses” and did so pain free.
Gregorius also was spotted by writers making some light tosses to first base after fielding ground balls at shortstop.
Asked if he was encouraged about his progress, Gregorius downplayed this accomplishment.
“It’s still a waiting game for me, so I’m getting there,” said Gregorius, who blew out his elbow last October during the Yankees’ Division Series against the Boston Red Sox.
Following his workout, Gregorius briefly spoke with Yankees beat writers from his car after signing autographs for a few dozen fans.