Willy Adames is on his way to begin a rehab assignment, per Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. The Brewers shortstop has been out since May 16th with a high ankle sprain, and it’ll take a couple of rehab starts before he’s ready to rejoin the club. He won’t join the team in Chicago for their series against the Cubs, but he could be ready by Thursday, when the Brewers come home to face the Padres. Adames, 26, has been a key piece for the Brewers since coming over from Tampa Bay. While he’s been out, it’s been Luis Urias sliding over from his regular spot at the hot corner, while Jace Peterson and Mike Brosseau have worked out a platoon at third. In other recovery news…
- Eloy Jimenez got just two at-bats in his first rehab assignment before leaving the game with right leg soreness. The White Sox slugger is day-to-day, per the team. Jimenez was seemingly making a quick recovery from a torn right hamstring, but the good vibes may have been too good to be true. Jimenez has been out for only a month for an injury that was projected to require a six-to-eight week layoff.
- Ken Giles began his rehab assignment in Tacoma today, per the Rainiers Director of Media Relations Paul Braverman (via Twitter). The Mariners bullpen could use a little help. Seattle’s relief crew ranks 24th in the Majors by ERA and 19th by FIP, though they haven’t been overworked, currently 26th in terms of their innings workload. The former closer will be a question mark until proven otherwise, however, having made just four appearances over the past two seasons.
Is Jimenez the new Buxton?
I’m sure the Sox wouldn’t mind that.
I’m sure the Sox wouldn’t mind that.
Are you sure?
yes they would
Eloy the new albatross.
Robert is the new Buxton.
I thought it was too soon for Jimenez to be putting strain on his hamstring. Why would they allow him to do it?
Theres alot of relief pitchers that could help the Mariners bullpen right now
Swanson and Giles returning is almost like getting 2 deadline additions- Swanny’s change in pitching strategy: from FB’s up to pitching predominately down in the zone with a 3rd pitch (a splitter) has made him much more dependable. His K-out rate before his injury was outrageous. Giles was one of the best closers in the game before his surgery. It would be foolish to assume he will be the same Reliever he was before his surgery but he doesn’t have to be elite to be better than half the Mariners pen.
If Seattle is to make up 6.5g to chase down the Angels they will need more than Swanson and Giles. There are 3-4 RPers in the A’s BP that would help us right now. Unfortunately half the League will be looking at the A’s pen.
Get well Willy we need you
Jimenez muscles must be wound tighter than a golf ball. Wondering if he just eats an excessive amount of protein. Also wonder about Jimenez stretching program, and just how much time and effort he puts in it? Maybe he needs a stretching program designed for him. He is constantly having muscle pulls and tightness. Always injured.
Lee Mazzilli for HOF
The amount teams spend on trainers and fitness these injuries should rarely happen. We did basic stretching in before games and guys weren’t getting injured daily or over and over.
Couldn’t agree more. They focus way too much on muscle building and obviously don’t pay attention to the basics. These people are too big and too strong. Stretch, and build core strength. The guys back in the day (I sound old now) NEVER got hurt like this, and if any of them did, we never knew about it because they would continue playing through it. With the rise of salaries for them, they became more weak and didn’t need to play through injuries to earn a living. That and trying to look like a gladiator doesn’t help.