Injury Report: Byrd back by Thursday?

The Braves are in desperate need of pitching, and are trying to push Mike Hampton and Paul Byrd back as soon as possible from their trips on the DL. Click on for the latest reports.

Manager Bobby Cox has penciled in Paul Byrd to start on Apr. 10. Byrd, who is recovering from elbow tendinitis, pitched 3 1/3 innings in a minor league game yesterday, and will make one more rehab start Friday or Saturday. In his last rehab start AA Greenville he allowed six runs -- four earned -- in 4 1/3 innings.

Mike Hampton plans to throw off the mound today, and had a sucessful throwing session on Saturday. He is not eligible to come off the Disabled List until next Saturday - however no official date has been set for his return.

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