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Yovani Gallardo's simulated game a success, slated to start rehab assignment on Thursday

Yovani Gallardo's simulated game a success, slated to start rehab assignment on Thursday

Orioles right-hander Yovani Gallardo took a significant step in his return from right shoulder tendinitis, facing live hitting for the first time in more than a month as he threw a three-inning simulated game before the Orioles’ game Saturday in Cleveland.

Gallardo, who last pitched April 22 in Kansas City before going on the disabled list, threw all of his pitches – his fastball, changeup, cutter and curveball – during his 45-pitch outing.

“I feel good,” Gallardo said. “The most important thing is, [my pitches have] that life. The fastball, my fastball and breaking stuff is late in the zone. That’s very important. Commandwise,...

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