SAN DIEGO -- Right-hander Chris Jakubauskas, sidelined first with a concussion and then with a groin strain, has resumed his Minor League rehab assignment. Jakubauskas has joined Triple-A Indianapolis, where he will begin building his arm back to full strength.
Jakubauskas took a line drive to the head on April 24, costing the right-hander nearly two months. He returned to the mound in mid-June only to have his rehab assignment shut down at the beginning of July due to a right groin strain.
After a month of rest, Jakubauskas is back to try and salvage something from the 2010 season, though it's unlikely he'll see any time in Pittsburgh this year. Given how abruptly Jakubauskas' last rehab assignment ended, the Pirates plan to take this stint day-by-day, rather than set particular benchmarks.
"It's been a really tough year since that [concussion] happened," said manager John Russell. "Hopefully he gets healthy. That's the main thing."