Neil Walker 2B PIT Dec 07 '12
Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Neil Walker (back) "is getting close to getting into his [regular] offseason routine after a great rehab program."
"The rehab went really well, and he's worked his tail off and looks forward to coming into spring training in the best shape of his life," Huntington said. Walker had only 52 at-bats after August 15 due to back woes, as well as dislocated right little finger. The Pirates are expected to explore a long-term extension with him this winter.