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Friday Links: Reyes, Volquez, Bonderman

Some links for Friday:

  • Mets shortstop Jose Reyes says he intends to play even if he is not 100% according to the New York Daily News. Reyes said, "If I feel like I'm 80% and able to go, I'm going to play because I don't know if 100% is going to be there this year. I might have to learn to play at 80%."
  • Edinson Volquez threw a 65 pitch bullpen session this morning in according to Andrew Simon of This is his third bullpen session, part or his rehab for an elbow injury that has kept him out of action since the beginning of June. Simon also notes that shortstop Alex Gonzalez was activated from the disabled list today.
  • The Detroit News reports that pitcher Jeremy Bonderman is nearly ready to return to the majors according to general manager Dave Dombrowski. At least initially he is likely to come out of the bullpen.
  • Reds second baseman Danny Richar will have shoulder surgery next Tuesday and is out for the season according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.
  • Tigers shortstop Carlos Guillen came off the disabled list Friday according to Danny Knobler of Outfielder Josh Anderson was designated for assignment to make room for Guillen.
  • According to the Delaware News Journal Phillies pitcher Pedro Martinez will make his first rehab start on Sunday for Single-A Clearwater.
  • The Chicago Tribune reports that pitcher Freddy Garcia will throw 2-3 innings Monday for either Triple-A Charlotte or Single-A Winston-Salem as he continues to try to return to the majors.