Meyer (shoulder) has begun playing catch again and could soon throw off a mound, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Meyer hasn't pitched since May 3 due to shoulder inflammation. It's good news he's making progress, but there's not a clear timetable for his return.
Meyer's second opinion confirmed inflammation in his shoulder and he'll be shut down through at least the rest of June, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports. Meyer landed on the 7-day disabled list last week, but his shoulder has been problematic since early May. While it's encouraging that he's still only dealing with shoulder inflammation rather than a more serious structural issue, but it's frustrating for him and the Twins organization that he won't be able to pick up a baseball for at least three more weeks. Once he's cleared to throw, it could take him a while to rebuild strength in his arm given that he'll have been on the shelf for a minimum of two months by that time.
Meyer (shoulder) was placed on the 7-day disabled list Saturday, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports. "He's not doing too much, which is of concern," said Twins general manager Terry Ryan. Meyer will seek a second opinion on his pitching shoulder, but the fact remains that he'll be on the shelf for at least another week due to shoulder inflammation. The hope is that Meyer's second opinion will shed some light on when he could be expected to return. He has not pitched since May 3 when he allowed three runs over 2.2 innings against Houston.
Meyer (shoulder inflammation) will have a cortisone shot this week, the Star Tribune's Phil Miller reports. An MRI revealed only inflammation on his throwing shoulder, and the hope is that the cortisone shot will alleviate his pain so that he can resume throwing. Meyer, who hasn't pitched since May 3, has felt great in his bullpen sessions, but then his arm/shoulder feels stiff the next day. His status should be updated later this week after the shot has had a chance to ease his pain.
Meyer (shoulder) underwent an MRI over the weekend that confirmed mild shoulder inflammation, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports. Meyer has been out of commission since early May due to shoulder soreness, and it has been roughly one week since he's been able to throw a bullpen. There is no word on his timetable for a return, but given that he's still dealing with inflammation in his shoulder, it's unlikely that the Twins organization would rush him back to the mound before he's ready.