Furbush (shoulder) elected free agency Friday, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports. Furbush was outrighted to Triple-A on Wednesday, but given his recent success in the major leagues, he decided to test the market for a major league deal. His most recent stint in the Mariners bullpen resulted in a 2.08 ERA and a 3.4 K/BB, so he very well could land a major league deal with a team willing to help him complete his rehab process from the rotator cuff surgery he underwent in August.
Furbush was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday. This amount to paper move to remove Furbush from the 60-day DL while keeping him off the 40-man roster. Furbush faces a lengthy recovery after undergoing rotator cuff surgery in mid-August. He is targeting 2018 for a return to action.
Furbush (shoulder) threw a 35-pitch bullpen Tuesday, and is scheduled to toss live batting practice Saturday, Shannon Drayer of MyNorthwest.com reports. Furbush opened the season on the disabled list after dealing with shoulder issues since July of 2015 when he partially tore his rotator cuff. He tossed a simulated inning last Thursday, but had his recovery placed on hold due to shoulder soreness that was present shortly after. Furbush said that he felt great after Tuesday's bullpen and could return to the team by the end of the week barring any more setbacks.
Furbush (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on Wednesday. Furbush has been dealing with shoulder issues ever since he partially tore his rotator cuff in July 2015. He started the season on the disabled list, and suffered a setback in his recovery at the end of May. There is still no timetable for his return. Furbush was moved to the 60-day disabled list to create space on the 40-man roster.
Furbush's recover has been put on hold due to sorness in his shoulder, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. Furbush threw a simulated inning last Thursday, and has since dealt with soreness in his shoulder. As a a result, the Mariners have opted to pause his recovery. Furbush is optimistic about the setback, and does not expect to miss more than a couple of days.