Downs went on the DL almost three weeks ago with tendinitis in his left shoulder. Once he got rolling with his throwing program out of the All-Star break, it didn't take him long to get back to game action.
"I'm taking it day by day, whatever they say," Downs said. "I just tell [the medical staff] how I feel."
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