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Thornton feels 'great' after bullpen session

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Matt Thornton threw a 35-pitch bullpen session Sunday morning at Camelback Ranch and reported absolutely no discomfort.

"Not at all. Felt great," said Thornton, who mixed in all of his pitches. "Aside from being numb from the cold and wind, it's fine."

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Thornton felt soreness in his triceps, near the back of his left elbow, which caused him to miss a live batting-practice session on Tuesday. The veteran left-hander played down the soreness, even joking that it must be a slow news run in White Sox camp to place so much focus on what he didn't even consider a minor setback.

Next up for Thornton is live BP on Wednesday, followed by a couple days off, then a bullpen session and his first Cactus League appearance on March 5 against Team USA. Thornton predicted he would stay on schedule, even when the soreness first arose.

"Plucked a live BP out of there in the middle somewhere, but right on schedule," Thornton said. "I got my work in until I felt like I was starting to fatigue, and [then] shut it down."

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