New York Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson has been given the all-clear to return to the park following surgery on his thumb.
Granderson tore ligaments in his left thumb last year and went under the knife in November.
The brace was removed by the team Doctor in December and after a month of rehabilitation, he has been given a clean bill of health.
"If anything, there’s just a little scar there, which actually isn't too bad," the 34-year-old told ESPN.
The outfielder was superb with the bat last season, hitting 26 homers with a .259 average.
However, Granderson struggled against left-handed pitchers. He attributes this to their rarity in the MLB.
"It's interesting, because at the beginning of the season I feel like I didn't see any," he added.
"So you go through a stretch where I see one on Monday, [and] I may not see one until Saturday. So the inconsistencies of facing them make it difficult to get into a rhythm against them."