Young to throw second simulated game soon

Young to throw second simulated game soon

SAN DIEGO -- Padres right-hander Chris Young, on the 60-day disabled list with a strained shoulder since the first week of the season, will likely throw his second simulated game on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday as he continues to try to position himself to pitch in September.

Young threw four bullpen sessions in two weeks prior to his first simulated game on Saturday before the Padres' contest against the Brewers at Miller Park. He threw 38 pitches in that simulated game, and Padres manager Bud Black said that amount will likely increase during this week's session.

"I think each progression will be a little more intensity, a little bit more length as far as pitch count," Black said.