It's early...but no pain, so far.
Francisco Liriano played catch yesterday, using his arm to throw for the first time since going on the disabled list. According to MLB.com, Liriano took 30 throws from 60 feet, without incident. This is good news for the Twins (and of course us, the Twins fans), who could use Liriano down the stretch...if only sparingly and lightly. Ron Gardenhire had this to say about Liriano's throwing session and how taking time off now will have an effect on his future:
Liriano will continue his throwing exercises today; his shoulder will remain under intense scrutiny. If there is any sign of pain, rest assured he will be shut down. At this point, IF Liriano returns to the rotation, the most optimistic scenario has him starting one game before the playoffs begin.
Just enough time to kick off that rust.