Stubbs expects to return from DL on Friday

Stubbs expects to return from DL on Friday

CLEVELAND -- Reds center fielder Drew Stubbs, who has been out since June 5 with a strained left oblique and went on the disabled list Friday, planned to swing off of a tee Monday for the first time since last week. He spent the previous three days doing cardio and strength drills.

"I'll just kind of take it step by step," Stubbs said. "If hitting off of a tee feels good, then maybe I will take soft tosses. If that feels good, we'll move on to BP."

Stubbs is eligible to return from the DL in time for Friday's game.

"I hope to jump back in on that day," he said.