KANSAS CITY -- Right-hander Gil Meche, on his way to throw 30 pitches off the mound in a bullpen session on Saturday, paused to say that he's satisfied that his progress will bring him back into the rotation after the All-Star break.
His main project at the moment is to develop a consistent arm position that will help him avoid further shoulder discomfort.
"I'm just throwing fastballs, no breaking balls yet," he said. "I want to get up to 40 pitches next time and keep going up each time. I'm just trying to get my arm slot back. My shoulder strength is definitely better."