Lobaton thinks he'll be back soon

Lobaton thinks he'll be back soon

Lobaton thinks he'll be back soon
ST. PETERSBURG -- Jose Lobaton is optimistic about making a quick return.

The Rays' catcher suffered right shoulder soreness in the team's April 12 game at Detroit. He had an MRI in St. Petersburg on Monday, and he said the good news was that while there was some inflammation, there was nothing seriously wrong with his shoulder.

"They just say I've got to wait," Lobaton said. "They don't think it's going to be long. ... Today, I feel much better. Today, I feel good. They say maybe [in] two or three days I'm going to throw."

Lobaton said that while he felt good on Friday, the Rays' training staff wants him to feel good for several days in a row before they have him try and throw.