Injured Snider coming around


, Last Updated: 7:47 PM ET

DUNEDIN Travis Snider continues to recover from an irritated muscle in the left side of his rib cage, swinging a bat for the first time in 10 days on Friday.

I took 25 swings off a tee, full out, 100%, said Snider. Im not running yet, not throwing yet. Itll be a couple of days before we crank that up. But there was no discomfort.

I wasnt guarding it or hesitant. I feel I could go out and take batting practice right now but were taking it slow. I expect by next week sometime Ill be taking batting practice.

While there is no timetable, even if it takes two more weeks before Snider is back in game shape, that will still mean there are three full weeks of Grapefruit League action to get ready for the season.

I cant put a date on it right now, but Im confident Ill be only a couple of weeks to get some at-bats and get into game shape.

Meanwhile, Aaron Hill, nursing a slightly pulled quad muscle, participated in workouts but not in Fridays intersquad game.

Hill did all his early work, went through a full infield, said manager John Farrell. Were not going to push him too much. We want to make sure hes symptom free, completely. Its a day-to-day situation. We want him free and clear before we put him in a game.