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Coleman has perfect frame in return to hill

Coleman has perfect frame in return to hill

PHOENIX -- Right-handed reliever Louis Coleman finally got his campaign for a Royals bullpen berth underway on Saturday with one perfect inning.

Coleman's Cactus League launch was delayed by a jammed middle finger on his pitching hand.

"It was good, much better," Coleman said. "It was good to get back on the mound. The adrenaline makes it a little different. So far, so good."

The finger was no problem as Coleman got a tap back to the mound, a strikeout and a fly-out.

"I thought Coleman was excellent, and that's good for us," manager Ned Yost said. "He threw the ball well, had a good slider, no ill effects off of it."

The finger is still slightly swollen.

"It'll probably be sore tomorrow, but we'll see," Coleman said.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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