Kotchman, who received four stitches to his left ring finger last Monday, took some at-bats for the first time in six days.
The veteran first baseman sliced his finger after colliding with the machine that flipped infield pop ups in a drill.
"Kotchman, he's progressing," manager Mike Redmond said. "He threw and he hit. He had a couple of at-bats in a simulated game today. He swung the bat. It's kind of on him when he feels ready to go out and play in a game. He's [moving] pretty quickly for a guy who had four stitches in his hand.
Redmond expects Kotchman could be in games soon.