BRADENTON, Fla. (93-7 The Fan) — Pirates first baseman and out fielder Garrett Jones reports his strained left oblique is making progress.

“I got some swings in today off the tee and it feels great,” Jones said. “I’m going to ease back into it, hopefully get in a game Thursday or Friday.”

Jones is also now on Twitter, joining many of his teammates.

“I figured it was about time,” Jones said. “And my agent said I should get on there and get closer to the fans.”

Jones already has close to 7,000 followers after a day-and-a-half. You can follow him at @Garrett_GIJones.

“Cutch kind of threw my name out there,” said Jones, “and that helps. Andrew McCutchen has over 140,000 twitter followers.”

  • Listen to Jones talk to The Fan’s Jim Colony:

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