12/08/12 2:20 PM ET
Reliever Beimel should be ready for Spring Training
By Evan Drellich / MLB.com
An 11-year veteran, Beimel turns 36 in April. He underwent the surgery in May and has been rehabbing in the Los Angeles area at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. Likely, he'll have to take a Minor League deal with an invite to big-league camp and incentives as he proves he's healthy.
Beimel's already throwing off a mound at 65 percent. He was in Spring Training with the Rangers last season before being released in late March. In his career, Beimel is 24-32 with a 4.21 ERA in 567 appearances, and in 2010, he held lefties to a .221 batting average.
Beimel struggled when he was last in the Majors, posting a 5.33 ERA in 2011 with the Pirates, but the belief is that his health hurt his performance. He had a 3.40 ERA in 2010 with the Rockies.