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Reports from Arizona favorable for Coleman

DETROIT -- What's going on with Royals reliever Louis Coleman, left behind in Arizona with a finger bone bruise on his throwing hand?

"He's throwing side sessions, he felt better," manager Ned Yost said, poring over an injury report and reading aloud: "Harold reported feeling continued minor improvements in his finger. He completed a light pitchers' DTP without any issues. He received his normal therapy with no increase in his symptoms."

The Royals training staff, feeling formal apparently, referred to Louis by his proper name -- Harold Louis Coleman III.

And that "DTP" reference stumped even Yost. He had to ask pitching coach Dave Eiland.

"Daily throwing program," Eiland explained. "Playing catch."

Aha. So Harold's DTPs are going well.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for
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