Recovering Heisey gets work in outfield

Recovering Heisey gets work in outfield

CINCINNATI -- Reds left fielder Chris Heisey, who has been on the disabled list since April 29 with a strained right hamstring, began shagging fly balls on Monday. However, a return to action is not yet imminent.

"They asked me to take it easy and run after some balls, but avoid the full sprint and lunging catches," Heisey said on Tuesday. "You can't really simulate a game-speed catch like that without actually doing it. That's where when I feel 100 percent, it will probably be an extra couple of days to make sure it's healed."

During his one game on a rehab assignment at Double-A Pensacola about two weeks ago, Heisey re-injured the hamstring trying to make a play in the outfield. No timetable has been set for trying another rehab assignment.

"I'd like to think I'm pretty close, but we haven't talked about it yet. So it's not going to be the next couple of days," Heisey said. "Everything is going well. To my dismay, I've got to take it a little slower this time, I think, to avoid a setback."

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.