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Walking Wounded

Other than Olsen, there a few more to report on their status.

Alejandro De Aza, Florida's opening-day center fielder, hobbled in the clubhouse Sunday on crutches with a cast over his fractured right ankle.

De Aza said he got the cast put on two weeks ago, and he expects to wear it for two more weeks. On the disabled list since April 16, he said he has no idea when he will return.


Right-hander Josh Johnson's next rehab start, Wednesday for Class AA Carolina, could be his last one before he is back with the Marlins.

"If everything goes well and our people feel like he's good to go, that game could be his last,'' Gonzalez said Sunday.

Johnson, who missed all of spring training with an irritated ulnar nerve in his right elbow, is on track to make his return to the rotation June 19 against the White Sox in Chicago.


First baseman Mike Jacobs will have his broken right thumb examined by a doctor today. He hopes to take batting practice Tuesday and return possibly by the weekend. He had planned to have an X-ray on his thumb on Friday but decided not to because he has not been feeling discomfort.

De Aza is no where in sight but Johnson possibly is and the team can use all the pitching it can find.  As for Jacobs, I sincerely doubt he will be rejoining the team by the weekend.  Even if his thumb is healthy, which has yet to be proven, there is no way he will get his stroke back that quickly.  Expect Mike to make a couple of starts in minors if he his physically good to go.