Beimel faces hitters in return to action

Beimel faces hitters in return to action

Beimel faces hitters in return to action
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Left-hander Joe Beimel threw a scoreless inning in an intrasquad game against Minor League hitters on Monday morning. It was his first appearance against hitters this spring after missing a week because of stiffness in his left elbow.

Beimel struck out Yangervis Solarte, got Chris Robinson to fly out and Kyle Hudson on a ground out. He threw 15 pitches, including 11 for strikes.

Three other pitchers got work in the game. Martin Perez threw two scoreless innings, Wilmer Font threw one scoreless and Neil Ramirez allowed two runs in two innings.

The Rangers also had four pitchers throw live batting practice early Monday morning: Joe Nathan, Neftali Feliz, Yoshinori Tateyama and Mark Lowe. Feliz is scheduled to pitch on Thursday against the White Sox in Surprise and the other three are expected to get into a Cactus League game later this week.