OAKLAND -- One day after what he called a "frustrating" session off the mound, Indians closer Kerry Wood played catch Saturday morning before the Tribe's game against the Athletics and said he "felt fine."
"I'll throw off the mound again [Sunday] and continue the process."
Wood hasn't pitched since March 10 in Spring Training because of a strained back muscle. He was expected to miss eight weeks but appeared to be on a faster track until Friday, when he wasn't sharp while throwing a one-inning simulated game.
Wood, though, didn't call it a setback.
"I just wasn't thrilled with the way I threw yesterday," Wood said. "Just a frustrating day on the mound."
There remains no target date for when Wood might begin a rehab assignment.
"We kind of talked about that today," Wood said. "We're going to throw again tomorrow off the mound and then probably start talking about when we're going to go."
"He played catch, he felt good," said Indians manager Manny Acta. "He'll throw a bullpen tomorrow."
Then Wood and the Indians will decide what his next step will be.