Hall hits, but he's doubtful for Cactus opener

The Brewers have accelerated third baseman Bill Hall’s rehabilitation from a left calf injury, but it appears he won’t be ready to play when the Cactus League schedule begins on Wednesday. 

“I suppose there’s always a possibility,” Hall said. “But Roger [Caplinger, Milwaukee’s head athletic trainer] doesn’t want me to rush back in. We’ve got a lot of games down here, and if I miss one week I don’t think it’s going to be that detrimental.”

Hall took swings in the batting cage Friday for the first time since he partially tore his calf muscle last week during a private workout before he reported to camp. An MRI scan revealed the tear, but by the weekend Hall and club medical officials were encouraged that it was not as bad as initially thought. That meant Hall would probably make it back well ahead of the original schedule, which predicted a 4-6 week layoff.

Besides the “soft toss” in the batting cage Friday morning, Hall ran on a treadmill and then took part in stretching and throwing drills with the rest of the team.

“It’s going really well,” he said. “I don’t feel anything in there now; it feels pretty normal.”


If anyone needs Spring Training it is Billy Hall. He should speed up his recovery to tomorrow morning by 8 AM. I cannot believe some one is paid that much money who makes that many mental errors in the field, at the plate, and on the base paths.

Joe Crede signs for 2.5 Mil and we have Hall and Lamb at 3B. Melvin missed the boat on this one.

$6.8 million this year and $8.4 million in ’10. Of course, we do have a $9.25 million option on him for ’11, which is way more than he’s ever going to make again. So maybe he’ll actually show up and give a damn every once in a while.

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