Byrdak begins road back from surgery

lastname Byrdak PHILADELPHIA -- Tim Byrdak tossed a scoreless inning with one walk and one strikeout today in the Gulf Coast League. It marked Byrdak's first official game action since undergoing surgery on Sept. 6, 2012 to repair a torn anterior capsule in his pitching shoulder.

First-round pick Dominic Smith made his professional debut in the same game.

Byrdak also had tossed 18 pitches Friday in a simulated game. The southpaw tweeted it was his second time working back-to-back days.