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Weaver throws simulated game

Cahill, Margot also progress toward big league returns
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MILWAUKEE -- Padres pitcher Jered Weaver took a step towards returning to a Major League mound at Miller Park on Friday.

Weaver threw three innings in a simulated game and felt good afterwards, according to Padres manager Andy Green. Weaver was placed on the 10-day disabled list with left hip inflammation on May 20, but Green and the Padres are making sure they don't rush his return.

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MILWAUKEE -- Padres pitcher Jered Weaver took a step towards returning to a Major League mound at Miller Park on Friday.

Weaver threw three innings in a simulated game and felt good afterwards, according to Padres manager Andy Green. Weaver was placed on the 10-day disabled list with left hip inflammation on May 20, but Green and the Padres are making sure they don't rush his return.

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"We're going to check in tomorrow and make sure he's still feeling good before we make any type of determination on what the next step is," Green said. "You don't want to react hastily after a sim game. If he needs another sim game, if he needs a rehab outing after that, we'll make a determination after we talk to him."

Cahill's and Margot's next steps

Right-hander Trevor Cahill, who is on the 10-day DL with a lower back strain, has a three-inning simulated game in his future, Green said. Cahill threw a bullpen session Friday, but the next step for him will not take place during the Padres' three-game series in Milwaukee. It will either happen when the Padres play the Cubs in Chicago from June 19-21 or with a Minor League affiliate.

"He felt good in his bullpen, too. I think he's moving forward," Green said. "He's got a couple more days with us. Then he's going to go back and, hopefully, either throw a sim game or look for a rehab start."

Center fielder Manuel Margot, who is on the 10-day DL with a strained right calf, is making strides toward beginning a rehab assignment. Margot is scheduled to run the bases Saturday and the details of his rehab assignment will be determined then if everything goes well, Green said.

"He felt good doing all of his work today," Green said. "He hit early, ran all over the place. Our strength coach Brett McCabe said he felt really good, so we're hoping after [Saturday] if he clears the bases, we'll determine when his rehab stint will start."

Carson Mason is a reporter for MLB.com based in Milwaukee and covered the Padres on Friday.

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