In advance of reporting to camp, Grilli said he has thrown four bullpen sessions and reported no ill-effects from the injury. On Friday, he did some light stretching and some long toss in the outfield. The first scheduled workout for Braves pitchers and catchers is Saturday.
“It’s not like I’m scared to pitch, throw a pitch, do something athletically required,” he said.
Grilli said he was uncertain about his spring regimen or whether his workouts would be limited in the early going. It will simply be a matter of trusting his experience, he said.
“I’ve done this (spring training) more than enough,” he said. “I’m going to listen to my body just as I’m going to tell any young kid – listen to your body.”
And what is his body telling him here at the dawn of spring training?
“It’s ready to go – I’ve put it through the test of time,” Grilli said.