"[I'm] progressing nicely," Punto said Thursday. "Feeling good -- hopefully start some baseball activities shortly. But every day it's getting a little stronger."
Punto acknowledged that he still feels something amiss in the area of the injury. Until that's gone, he won't be able to play. But his progress has him encouraged. He's likely to start with a throwing program before progressing to running and hitting.
"You can definitely have a setback with something like this," he said. "So, yeah, just make sure it's 100 percent. When I get back out there, I've got to stay out there."