Cubs backup catcher Victor Caratini is display signs of swell after carrying medicine final Monday to correct a damaged bone in his left hand.
Before a Cubs’ diversion Sunday opposite a Diamondbacks, he was throwing though not catching.
‘‘I’m only perplexing to stay in earthy figure and only perplexing to keep my arm healthy,’’ Caratini, who throws right-handed, pronounced by a translator.
Though he’s still several weeks divided from returning, Caratini pronounced he feels good mobility-wise.
‘‘I feel fine,’’ pronounced Caratini, whose left palm was wrapped in blue medical fasten to strengthen his stitches. ‘‘It’s something that we have no control over, so we can’t do most about that. But I’m perplexing to come behind as quick as we can . . . so we can assistance a team.’’
Caratini was off to a prohibited start offensively, attack .571 (8-for-14) with 3 doubles, a home run and 5 RBI in 6 games before pang a damaged hamate bone while batting Apr 11 opposite a Pirates.
The Cubs put Caratini on a harmed list Apr 12 and private Taylor Davis from Class AAA Iowa. They were weighing a choice of adding a maestro catcher from outward a classification though eventually motionless opposite it.
Caratini pronounced he expected will continue to chuck until his stitches are removed. Then he’ll swell to some-more activities with his left hand.
‘‘I feel flattering modernized [in my recovery],’’ Caratini said. ‘‘I’m on my way.’’
Montgomery nears return
Left-handed reliever Mike Montgomery, who is recuperating from a stretched lat, is scheduled to make a rehab start Monday for Class AA Tennessee. The idea is for him to representation 3 innings.
He done a rehab start final week for Class A South Bend in that he threw 27 pitches in dual innings.
‘‘I wish to get to a mark physically where we can be pointy on a pile and work on things,’’ Montgomery said. ‘‘I kind of feel like I’ve always been personification catch-up so distant this year, and we haven’t been means to go out there and unequivocally work on certain pitches, certain zones.
‘‘I threw a bullpen a other day and worked on some things we hadn’t been means to do. So that’s a good thing for me, and that put me in a best position to be successful when I’m out there.’’