Six months after his neck was broken while pitching, Juan Nicasio is ready to work his way back into the Colorado Rockies' rotation for the 2012 season. Manager Jim Tracy recently reaffirmed that Nicasio "will have no limitations" when he returns to the mound during Spring Training, reports the Denver Post's Troy Renck.
According to Renck:
In fact, Nicasio will participate in the Rockies’ ragball drills, where pitchers are graded on their ability to field comebackers.
That was the type of play that resulted in Nicasio breaking his neck. The Washington Nationals' Ian Desmond hit a liner up the middle (video) and it was too fast for Nicasio to effectively get out of the way.
Nicasio is projected to be the Rockies No. 4 starter this season.
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