Near the end of spring training, the outfielder dislocated his right, non-throwing shoulder and tore the labrum making a diving catch. Tilson had surgery to repair the labrum in mid-May.
During instructional league camp, Tilson spoke about his injury, rehab and view of 2013 and beyond.
Link to earlier interviews in this series:
Cardinals minor league pitching coordinator Brent Strom
Cardinals minor league hitting coordinator Derrick May
Cardinals New York-Penn League manager Dann Bilardello
Cardinals international director Moises Rodriguez
Springfield manager Mike Shildt
Johnson City manager Oliver Marmol
Cardinals third base prospect Patrick Wisdom
What's coming next? Other exclusive interviews ahead in this series include James Ramsey, Carson Kelly and Steve Bean.
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