February 8, 2013 2:34 PM

Reliever Sherrill could be ready by late April

Camp hasn’t even started, officially, and already the Royals’ low-risk gamble of signing former All-Star reliever George Sherrill shows signs of paying off. Sherrill threw free and easy Friday in a conditioning workout at the club’s facility and could be ready to return to active duty as soon as late April. That would be less than a year after Tommy John surgery on his left elbow put his career in jeopardy.

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