John Maine just threw a simulated game to Damion Easley, Argenis Reyes and Marlon Anderson. I don’t know what his velocity was, but he was throwing pretty good.
I’ll be back shortly with details.
UPDATE, 3:52 p.m.: John Maine faced five hitters and threw between 25 and 30 pitchers, all of which were fastballs and sliders. He said his velocity wasn’t in early-season form, but the pain wasn’t nearly as sharp as it was before he landed on the DL.
“I think I’m about 90 percent,” Maine said. “For there outs, I think that’s enough.”
Maine said he felt much better than during Saturdays session. He said the decision is up to Omar Minaya, Jerry Manuel and Dan Warthen whether or not he was activated on Wednesday, but he believes that is the next step.
“I think I’m good to go,” Maine said.