MILWAUKEE -- Jose Ascanio reported feeling fine after his first big-league appearance in more than a year Friday, when he threw 10 of 12 pitches for strikes and blew through three hitters in the Milwaukee fifth.
Now recovered from shoulder surgery that cost him a month and a half of 2009 plus the entire 2010 season, it's been a long road back.
"It just feels great to come back," he said. "The slider was working good last night. I feel 100 percent now. My velocity was comfortable at 94 and 95."