AUSTIN, Tex. — Texas Ranger second baseman Julio Franco worked out Thursday for the first time in three weeks, and promptly pronounced himself fit enough to come off the disabled list.
After watching the defending American League batting champion work out with University of Texas players, physical therapist Doug Kelsey said Franco's recovery was right on schedule.
Franco has been on the 15-day disabled list since May 4, suffering with bursitis in his right knee. He said he was scheduled to come off the DL Thursday.
But club officials would not say when Franco would be activated.
"As of now he is still on the disabled list and it is just sort of a day-to-day thing. We just have to keep tabs on it," Rangers spokeswoman Shelly Durrwachter said in Arlington.