Soria throwing, but no timetable for return

Soria throwing, but no timetable for return

DETROIT -- Joakim Soria continues to stretch out his throwing program in his rehab from a left oblique strain, but the Tigers have no timetable on his return.

Soria threw off flat ground Tuesday and Wednesday, and is scheduled to stretch out his throws Friday in Chicago.

From there, he could progress to throwing off a mound, though there's no schedule for that just yet.

There had been some hope last week that Soria wouldn't need much more than the minimum 15-day stay on the disabled list, something team president/general manager Dave Dombrowski told MLB Network radio last Friday.

When Soria originally went on the DL Aug. 10, the hope was that he'd miss 2-3 weeks.

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