The Pittsburgh Pirates gave the local media some injury updates on Wednesday afternoon through Todd Tomczyk, their Director of Sports Medicine.
Mitch Keller is throwing on flat ground and he should progress to the mound next week. That’s not going to give him a lot of time once he does return. The season ends on September 27th, and going from the first day on the mound to throwing in an actual game takes some time. He could return sooner in relief if they want to go that route.
Mitch Keller should throw off a mound next week, Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said. Or slope, excuse me.
— Jason Mackey (@JMackeyPG) August 19, 2020
Phillip Evans will have surgery on his jaw. He’s out for this season, but could possibly play winter ball.
Pirates injury updates:
Phillip Evans does need surgery. He needs his jaw wired. Todd Tomczyk says he is expected to make a full recovery.
— Mike Persak (@MikeDPersak) August 19, 2020
Mike Persak also reports that James Marvel had a right forearm strain a few weeks ago, which explains why we didn’t see him when the Pirates were (are) going through a carousel of pitchers. He will begin throwing soon, but that likely means that we won’t see him this year, since he’s behind where Keller is at this point.
Kyle Crick threw live BP this week and will throw another one soon
From Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk…
Phil Evans will require surgery on his broken jaw. He'll be ready for next spring and could potentially be ready for winter ball, if he wants to play.
Kyle Crick threw live BP yesterday, will throw another live BP soon.
— Adam Berry (@adamdberry) August 19, 2020
Adam Berry also writes that Joe Musgrove will throw off the mound soon and Yacksel Rios has been shut down from throwing due to his forearm strain.
Nick Burdi, Michael Feliz and Clay Holmes were all sent home for the year. That has nothing to do with the roster, and more to do with limiting people with the team. None of them had a chance to return this season.
#Pirates: Burdi, Feliz and Holmes have been sent home. Once they go on extended IL, they're considered "out of the bubble" and no longer can be around the team.
— RobBiertempfel (@RobBiertempfel) August 19, 2020