by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/16/2013) Nationals starting pitcher prospect Sammy Solis, who continues to recover from having Tommy John surgery last season, is on track to return to minor-league action in mid-May, according to MASNsports.com. Solis, a 2010 second-round pick, is considered the Nationals' 13th-best prospect by MLB.com.
Solis happy with recovery
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/12/2013) MASNsports.com reports Nationals prospect Sammy Solis is in good spirits as he continues his recovery from Tommy John surgery, which kept him out last season. "Great man, I feel great," Solis said. "Stronger than ever, actually. It's almost as if (the torn UCL) didn't happen." Solis has been long tossing and hopes to throw off a mound shortly. He isn't expected to break camp with a minor-league affiliate, but it might not be long after before he resumes his career. "I play catch with a changeup right now. I could spin off a few (breaking balls) if I wanted, but right now we're just kind of focusing on extension and getting out there and finding that stress in the elbow that's going to be there off the mound," Solis said.