Berken's tough start
Jason Berken's comeback from a labrum tear is going well, from a rehab standpoint, but he has struggled a bit on the mound. He has pitched three times and given up three runs on three hits and three walks over three innings.
"It's a process,'' he said. "Obviously, you don't want to give up runs and hits, but healthwise, I feel really good. Do I need to be better? Do I expect to be better? No question."
Berken figures that a little rust should be expected after seven months on the shelf. He just started throwing pain-free about a month ago.
"To an extent, spring training is a time to work on stuff and get things right,'' he said. "You want to go out and pitch well, but I don't think it's time to over-analyze things. I just have to find things I can improve on."